Pablo Picasso, ‘Femmes Entre Elles Avec Voyeur Sculpté (Clin D'Œil Au Bain Turc)’, 10, Galerie d'Orsay

This etching is one of the most beautiful, evocative and expressive subjects in the whole of Picasso's famous Suite Vollard. The combination of the wonderful rhythmic flow of the descriptive line, the extraordinary variations in the textures and the power of the theme make this a masterpiece in Picasso's series of Sculptor's Studio compositions. It underlines his position as one of the very greatest creative printmakers not only of the 20th century, but of the whole history of the print.

Signature: Inscribed with the date in the plate (in reverse) lower right “Paris 10 Marz XXXIV.”

Publisher: Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1939

Bloch 219; Geiser 424 V.B.d
Brigitte Baer, Picasso the Printmaker: Graphics fgrom the Marina Picasso Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, 1983, no. 41, p. 79 (ill.); Brigitte Baer, Picasso The Engraver: Selections fromm the Musée Picasso, Paris, Thames and Hudson, 1997, cat. 59, p. 65 (ill.); Betsy G. Fryberger, Picasso Graphic Magician: Prints from the Norton Simon Museum, Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, London, 1998, no. 8.13, p. 126 (ill.); Emmanuel Benador, Picasso Printmaker: A Perpetual Metamorphosis, QCC Art Gallery, The City University of New York, Bayside, New York, 2008, no. 24, p. 61 (ill.).

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

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