Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier) (1910) by Pablo Picasso

Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier) - Pablo Picasso - 1910

Artwork Information

TitleGirl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier)
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions100.3 x 73.6 cm
Art MovementAnalytical Cubism
Current LocationMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US
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About Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier)

Pablo Picasso’s 1910 masterpiece ‘Girl With A Mandolin (Fanny Tellier)’ is currently held in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This artwork was created using oil on canvas, which measures 39 1/2 x 29 inches. It is part of the Cubist movement and depicts a reclining female figure holding a mandolin, conveying a sense of peacefulness and meditation.

Formally, Picasso has created an interesting composition with a prominent diagonal line running down the right half of the painting that juxtaposes a curved line on the left side. Additionally, he has used contrasting colors – warm yellows against deep blues – to represent light and shadow, adding further depth to the piece. These artistic choices emphasize his remarkable skill as well as his ability to capture emotion and texture through visual means.

By relying on formal compositions such as this one in Girl With A Mandolin (Fanny Tellier), Picasso created some of his most celebrated works such as Composition: The Peasants from 1906, which is another example of how he could affectively use these elements to impart figurative meaning into his artworks. Through his representation of people and their surroundings, Picasso invites viewers to engage with complex psychological issues embedded within each artwork.

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