The Sleepers (1965) by Pablo Picasso

The Sleepers - 1965 - by Pablo Picasso

Artwork Information

TitleThe Sleepers
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions114 x 195 cm

About The Sleepers

The Sleepers is a painting created by Pablo Picasso in 1965, showcasing his distinct style of art. Picasso is renowned for pioneering Cubism and contributing to the rise of Surrealism and Expressionism. His oeuvre grew to include many different styles and techniques, but he is most famous for co-founding Cubism.

The painting features a man and a woman sleeping side by side on a bed in muted colours. The figures are distorted, with elongated limbs that create an otherworldly vibe. As with many of his other works, The Sleepers showcases multiple perspectives in one image, creating an abstract viewpoint that challenges the viewer’s perception.

The model for Picasso’s painting Asleep (from 1932) was his mistress Marie-Thérèse. Since then, sleep has been portrayed as a recurrent theme throughout his career, often depicting it as peaceful respite or harrowing nightmare depending on the context. The Sleepers continue this tradition by capturing a moment of intimacy between two individuals while they are vulnerable and unguarded.

Overall the painting may be purchased as wall art or home decor through various sources online such as prints stores or online art shops which often offer apparel phone cases greeting cards among other merchandise featuring adapted images based on this artwork.

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