Pablo PICASSO (1881 – 1973)
 
Femme au Fauteuil
1947
Charcoal and colored crayon on paper
253/8 x 191/2 in. / 64.4 x 49.5 cm.

• Certificate by Mr. Claude Ruiz-Picasso.

• Provenance: – Estate of the artist – Marina Picasso – Michali Gallery, Palm Beach

• Exhibitions: Ulm, Ulmer Museum, Pablo Picasso in der Verwandlung, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik aus der Sammlung Marina Picasso, 9 Oct- 4 Dec. 1994, illustrated p. 74 no. 4 in the catalogue.

• Literature: Pablo Picasso in der Verwandlung, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik aus der Sammlung Marina Picasso, catalogue of the Ulmer Museum, 1994, ill. p. 74 No. 4:

In the late 1940s, Picasso turned away from the somber paintings of World War II and developed a brighter style inspired by his new lover, the young painter Françoise Gilot. Over the years he portrayed his radiant muse in an increasing stylized manner, depicting her as “La Femme-Fleur” (Flower-Woman) with simple geometric shapes and energetic sweeping lines.
This drawing lies at the origin of Picasso’s “Femme au Fauteuil” print series (28 portraits of Françoise Gilot done in 1948-1949), that is considered his graphic masterpiece in lithography: https://picassofemmefauteuil.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/hello-world/
The composition of the work is also particularly close to “Femme au Chignon dans un Fauteuil” from 1948.

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