©Пабло Пикассо - Автопортрет 1906

Seated nude 1906 Seated woman with her legs crossed 1906 Self-Portrait 1906 Self-Portrait 1906 Self-Portrait 1906 Self-Portrait 1906 Standing female nude 1906
Пабло Пикассо  - Автопортрет 1906

Автопортрет 1906
39x30см холст/масло
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA,USA
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Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Impressionism and Modern Art:
This portrait is the triumphant manifesto of a twenty-five-year-old artist who, after several years of struggling to channel his innate virtuosity, emerged resoundingly with a unique artistic vision. It is Picasso's first important self-portrait since 1901. In the intervening years, he had appeared in the guise of hungry beggars or circus performers--metaphorical representations of the impoverished, outcast artist. Here Picasso emerges as a proud and determined painter, the palette the only clue to the profession of the tough, athletic figure represented. The artist's power is concentrated in his right arm, with its clenched fist, a massive form that overwhelms the rest of the simply rendered body. The muscular vitality of this arm acts in counterpoint to the stern expression of the face, whose exaggerated eyelids and brows, oval face, and oversized ear give it the aspect of a mask, separated from the body by the pronounced line of the collarbone. In this painting, which reflects the stylistic influences of Picasso's recent encounters with African art and archaic Iberian sculpture, the artist appears as a painter without a brush. Picasso thus confidently and presciently ascribes to himself the "magic" he would continue to discover in pre-modern and non-Western artistic traditions.
Michael R. Taylor, from Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Impressionism and Modern Art (2007), p. 114.