Artwork Title: Ma jolie (My pretty girl) - Artist Name: Pablo Picasso

Ma jolie (My pretty girl)

Pablo Picasso, 1912

Ma jolie was the refrain of a popular song performed at a Parisian music hall Picasso frequented. The artist suggests this musical association by situating a treble clef and music staff near the bold, stenciled letters. Ma jolie was also Picasso's nickname for his lover Marcelle Humbert, whose figure he loosely built using the signature shifting planes of Analytic Cubism.

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