Seated woman (1908) by Pablo Picasso

Seated woman - Pablo Picasso - 1908

Artwork Information

TitleSeated woman
ArtistPablo Picasso
Dimensions150 x 99 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

About Seated woman

The artwork entitled “Seated Woman” was created by the renowned artist Pablo Picasso in 1908. A seminal piece within the Cubist movement, this nude painting measures 150 by 99 cm and is part of the collection at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The piece is representative of a genre that Picasso helped pioneer, and its historical and artistic significance is underscored by its prominent display at a major institution.

The artwork demonstrates the characteristic fragmented and geometric forms associated with the Cubist style. The figure of the woman is reassembled through a series of planes and shapes, challenging the traditional perspective and rendering of the human form. Picasso’s use of earthy tones creates a muted palette, further abstracting the figure while still maintaining an organic sense of warmth. The woman, though abstracted, appears contemplative and poised, her figure both merging with and emerging from the stark, angular lines that define Cubist art. The painting exemplifies the revolutionary approach to visual representation that defined Cubism, altering the course of modern art by proposing a radical departure from realism.

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