Reclining Nude (Fernande)

(Spanish, 1881–1973)
Support: Beige modern laid paper
Sheet: 47.3 x 61.3 cm (18 5/8 x 24 1/8 in.)
© Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Catalogue raisonné: Daix, Boudaille, and Rosselet XV.47
Location: not on view
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Picasso mixed his paints with an unidentified material to produce the spotted effect most noticeable on Fernande's lower torso and the blue blanket below her.


This drawing depicts Picasso's lover Fernande Olivier, with whom he spent the summer of 1906 in the remote Spanish village of Gósol, where he made this sheet. Picasso was engaged in radical experimentation with technique and simplified formal distortions at this time, and this shift in his work can be seen in Fernande's stylized face and somewhat disjointed gesture, and in the expressive strokes and spotted effects of the gouache.
Reclining Nude (Fernande)

Reclining Nude (Fernande)


Pablo Picasso

(Spanish, 1881–1973)
Spain, 20th century

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