Seated woman (1921) by Pablo Picasso

Seated woman - Pablo Picasso - 1921

Artwork Information

TitleSeated woman
ArtistPablo Picasso
Dimensions116 x 73 cm
Art MovementNeoclassicism
Current LocationStaatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

About Seated woman

The artwork “Seated Woman” is a notable creation by the artist Pablo Picasso, dated to 1921. This oil on canvas painting belongs to the Neoclassical period of Picasso’s career and is characterized as a portrait. With dimensions of 116 by 73 centimeters, the artwork presently resides in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, located in Stuttgart, Germany.

In the artwork, a woman is depicted sitting in a relaxed pose. She appears serene and introspective, with her hands gently folded on her lap. The style is reminiscent of classical portraiture, albeit with Picasso’s distinct touch. The color palette is subtle, heavily favoring muted tones that convey a sense of calm and gravitas. The woman’s attire is simple, with a sleeveless dress that drapes elegantly. There is an emphasis on her facial features, particularly her eyes, which convey a depth of emotion.

The brushwork suggests a blend of soft and firm applications, indicative of the Neoclassical influence but executed with the unique stylistic elements that Picasso is known for. Overall, the artwork stands as a significant example of Picasso’s exploration of form and representation during a period where he diverged from the more abstract and fragmented aspects of Cubism toward a more traditional depiction of human figures.

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