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Object Information:

Artist: Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881-1973

Femme Couchée (Reclining Woman)


Oil on canvas

9 3/8 x 13 3/4in (23.8 x 34.9cm)

Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection



On Exhibition  On view/Hamon Gallery 2

Further Information:

The languid and curvaceous form of a nude woman painted in soft purples and greens dominates this canvas. Behind her, sharp green peaks rise towards a blue sky. This sensuous nude was part of a series of miniature works Picasso painted as studies for his erotic female figures of 1932. By the 1930s, Picasso had left behind Cubism and began to explore Surrealism. A hybrid of both styles can be seen in this work.


© Estate of Pablo Picasso/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Artist/Maker Bio

Picasso, Pablo