Femme Couchée (Reclining Woman)

Maker and role
Artist: Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881-1973
Year
1932

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Media/materials
Oil on canvas
Measurements
9 3/8 x 13 3/4in (23.8 x 34.9cm)
Credit line
Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection
Accession number
2011.181
Object type
Department
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.
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