©Pablo Picasso - Lying female nude 1964

Picasso Lying female nude 1964
Lying female nude
1964 130x197cm oil/canvas
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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From The Israel Museum, Jerusalem:
In the final twenty years of his life, Picasso painted many odalisques – female figures resembling the denizens of a harem. The model for these late works was Jacqueline Roque, the woman who would become his second wife in 1961. The artist’s perception of Jacqueline’s features as strikingly Oriental probably contributed to his habitual depiction of her in the pose of an odalisque – here with a direct, forthright gaze.