Artwork Title: Jeune femme en chemise (Girl in a Chemise) - Artist Name: Pablo Picasso

Jeune femme en chemise (Girl in a Chemise)

Pablo Picasso, 1905

28 x 24 inch
This waif-like girl is among Picasso’s cast of people from the margins of society. A melancholic mood is conveyed with veils of paint. The chemise accentuates, rather than disguises, the slenderness of the girl’s body that the painter shows as sexually desirable. She is fragile, perhaps sickly. Her delicate pink flesh evokes the skin-color that Picasso’s friend Guillaume Apollinaire identified among street performers: ’that purplish pink one finds on the cheeks of certain fresh young girls close to death’. []
oil on canvas

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