Pablo Picasso, ‘L'Arlésienne’, 1958,  M.S. Rau
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Pablo Picasso

L'Arlésienne, 1958

Oil on canvas
21 1/4 × 14 1/2 in
54 × 36.8 cm
This is a unique work.
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New Orleans
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M.S. Rau
New Orleans

More than any other artist, Picasso defined modern art of the 20th century by his establishment and …

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Signed and dated “ 14.7.58 IV Picasso” (upper left)
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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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.

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More than any other artist, Picasso defined modern art of the 20th century by his establishment and development of one of its major movements, Cubism. Combining bold, primary colors with a jarring angularity, L'Arlésienne epitomizes Picasso’s mature Cubist style of the 1950s. The work, which is numbered IV, is the …

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Signed and dated “ 14.7.58 IV Picasso” (upper left)
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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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.

Pablo Picasso

L'Arlésienne, 1958

Oil on canvas
21 1/4 × 14 1/2 in
54 × 36.8 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
Location
New Orleans
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