©Пабло Пикассо - Фернанда в Черной Мантилье 1905-1906

Woman's profile 1905 Young acrobat and clown 1905 Young naked girl with flower basket 1905 Fernande with a Black Mantilla 1905-1906 Hairdressing 1906 Woman 1906 Woman 1906
Пабло Пикассо  - Фернанда в Черной Мантилье 1905-1906

FФернанда в Черной Мантилье 1905-1906
100x81см холст/масло
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
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From The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation:
Picasso’s attention soon shifted from the creation of social and quasi-religious allegories to an investigation of space, volume, and perception, culminating in the invention of Cubism. His portrait Fernande with a Black Mantilla is a transitional work. Still somewhat expressionistic and romantic, with its subdued tonality and lively brushstrokes, the picture depicts his mistress Fernande Olivier wearing a mantilla, which perhaps symbolizes the artist’s Spanish origins. The iconic stylization of her face and its abbreviated features, however, foretell Picasso’s increasing interest in the abstract qualities and solidity of Iberian sculpture, which would profoundly influence his subsequent works. Though naturalistically delineated, the painting presages his imminent experiments with abstraction.
Nancy Spector