Standing Nude

Pablo Picasso Spanish

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Following the completion of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon in 1907 (Museum of Modern Art, New York), Picasso began to work on a large group of paintings and watercolors of single or several figures melded into their surroundings, as if they were emerging from drapery or clay. This watercolor and Standing Nude (MMA 1999.363.62), possibly made on the same day, show Picasso revising and perfecting his ideas as he worked step-by-step through certain problems he had set for himself. Although this is a study made with a painting in mind, Picasso was careful to make a drawing that had value as an independent work of art.

Standing Nude, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France), Watercolor and graphite on paper

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