Untitled (1967) by Pablo Picasso

Untitled - Pablo Picasso - 1967

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ArtistPablo Picasso
Art MovementExpressionism

About Untitled

The artwork entitled “Untitled” is a creation by the renowned artist Pablo Picasso, dated 1967. This piece is an etching on paper and is part of the artist’s “156 Series.” Belonging to the Expressionism movement, the genre of the artwork is categorized as a nude painting (nu). Picasso’s work in this series is known for its expressive and often provocative depictions.

The etching showcases a nude figure, illustrated with the distinctive simplicity and bold line work characteristic of Picasso’s later period. Lines delineate the body in a somewhat abstract manner, yet certain features such as the breasts, face, and genitalia are emphasized, which is common in many of Picasso’s nudes. The subject’s eyes are rendered with a particular intensity, and the interplay of light and dark areas provides a dynamic contrast within the composition.

The form is depicted with a raw and candid presence, not adhering to classical ideals of proportion or beauty. This stylization and the directness of the subject’s gaze suggest a confrontation with the viewer, a theme often explored in Expressionist art. The large, unadorned expanses of the figure are complemented by an economy of detail, focusing on the essence rather than the specifics of the form. The overall effect is one of potent emotional resonance, inviting a multitude of interpretations from the viewer.

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