Woman with necklace of gems (1901) by Pablo Picasso

Woman with necklace of gems - Pablo Picasso - 1901

Artwork Information

TitleWoman with necklace of gems
ArtistPablo Picasso
Dimensions65.3 x 54.5 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism

About Woman with necklace of gems

The artwork titled “Woman with necklace of gems” is a significant piece by the renowned artist Pablo Picasso, created in the year 1901. This portrait falls under the genre of post-impressionism and reflects Picasso’s exploration of the human form and expression. With dimensions measuring 65.3 by 54.5 cm, the artwork is a quintessential example of Picasso’s early forays into capturing the emotions and inner world of his subjects.

The painting depicts a woman, gracefully adorned with a lavish necklace of gems. The colors are vibrant, with a stark yellow hue defining the hat that sits atop her flowing red hair. Her pose is one of contemplation or introspection, her hand gently resting against her cheek. The artwork employs a bold use of brushstrokes and color, characteristic of the post-impressionist movement, which sought to convey emotion and movement rather than simply mirroring reality. The facial features of the woman, while stylized, are expressive, hinting at a story beyond the canvas. The necklace, the centerpiece of this portrait, is depicted with intricacy, drawing the viewer’s eye to the sumptuous display of wealth or status it represents. The painting manages to capture both the opulence of the era and the personal depth of the subject, making it a compelling piece that speaks to both the external and internal spheres of its portrait’s character.

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