Pablo Picasso, ‘Femme Assise au Chapeau et Femme Debout Drapée’, 1934, Wallector
Pablo Picasso, ‘Femme Assise au Chapeau et Femme Debout Drapée’, 1934, Wallector
Pablo Picasso, ‘Femme Assise au Chapeau et Femme Debout Drapée’, 1934, Wallector

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Original price : 9000 euro
Femme Assise au Chapeau et Femme Debout Drapée is an original etching realized by Pablo Picasso in 1934. Hand signed in pencil on lower right margin and dated on plate "Paris 20 janvier XXXIII". II state on 2 (II/II), belonging to the Suite Vollard. printed by Lacourière in 1939 for Editions Vollard. Magnificent impression on Montval paper, with Vollard watermark, in wide margins. Excellent overall conditions of sheet.

The etching represents a double portrait. On the right side, there is a standing female in a long dress, while on the left side there is a naked sitting female wearing a hat and a pearl necklace. Picasso's style was total inverse after 1920. He moved into a more traditional painting. The female figures became solid, almost monumental, presented expressive looks and expressions.

Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) was a Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and designer, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. With the radical artwork, Picasso earned respect by his technical mastery, visionary creativity and profound empathy.

Image Dimensions : 27.5 x 19.5 cm

Signature: Hand signed in pencil on lower right margin and dated on plate "Paris 20 janvier XXXIII".

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France