Man with a Hat (1912) by Pablo Picasso

Man with a Hat - Pablo Picasso - 1912

Artwork Information

TitleMan with a Hat
ArtistPablo Picasso
Dimensions62.2 x 47.3 cm
Art MovementSynthetic Cubism
Current LocationThe Museum of Modern Art, New York
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About Man with a Hat

Pablo Picasso, a dominant and influential artist of the first half of the 20th century, created multiple artworks featuring men in hats. One of them is the Bust of a Man in a Hat, a lively painting that depicts the bust of a man sporting a hat that covers his forehead and ears. Another similar work is Head of a Man with a Hat, which features cut-and-pasted newspaper and colored paper, ink, and charcoal elements.

Man with a Hat and Violin is another piece by Picasso that showcases his innovative use of cut-and-paste technique. The artwork combines newspaper clippings with charcoal drawings to create an image of man playing violin while wearing an oversized hat.

One Surrealist artwork featuring Pablo’s signature use of distorted lines and shapes is Man With A Straw Hat. Created in 1938, it portrays an abstract figure donning a white suit jacket and wide-brimmed straw hat. The background features striking geometric shapes reminiscent of cubism.

As one can see from these artworks’ variations on pose, facial expression or colors used, among others; Pablo Picasso had an undeniable passion for painting individuals wearing hats. His art revolutionized modernist painting during his time, paving the way for future generations to take inspiration from his bold techniques.


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