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Pablo Picasso Harlequin (1927) - Pillow Case



About Picasso's Harlequin (1927)

The Spanish-born artist Pablo Picasso became one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century. His development of the artistic movement cubism, presented to other artists the opportunity to stray away from conventional mimetic representation of the world around us, and further invited artist towards artistic experimentation. Artists such as Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Robert Delaunay and many more resemble the strong influence of Pablo Picasso's cubism in their visual language. Throughout his artistic career, Pablo Picasso made numerous works representing harlequins which is evidenced from his early works in his "rose period" to his later cubist style. Picasso's painting "Harlequin" (1927), currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is interpreted as a self-portrait of the artist's alter-ego, Harlequin. Scholars interpret Picasso's 1927 Harlequin as a self portrait due to the inclusion of the lozenges in the lower-bottom right corner of the image, and of a shadow of a face, believed to be that of Picasso himself. By including his own shadow's reflection looking down on the Harlequin suggests an introspective observation of the distancing between his alter-ego Harlequin and himself. Picasso's Harlequin was done during a time Picasso's career where he felt trapped in his relationship with the Russian dance Olga Khoklova due to her mental state.

Technical Specifications

  • Decorative pillow case featuring Pablo Picasso's painting "Harlequin" (1927)
  • 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches with Invisible zipper opening
  • Jacquard Weave: 95% Cotton, 5% Polyester. Removable insert is 100% polyester fiber
  • Made in France by Jules Pansu
  • © Succession Picasso
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    Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, who remains one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. He is mostly recognized for the Cubist movement, which he co-founded with Georges Braque. Eventually, his masterpiece Guernica is a pivotal example of this. Firstly, Guernica displays the intense horror of the Spanish civil war and its impact on the city of Guernica. Then, Pablo's exceptional style helped the world understand the horrors of the war. Finally, it also brought Spain into the forefront of the European mind. Through Cubism, Picasso showed the world how two-dimensional art could be seen in a number of ways. The dimensions and angles are an abstraction of all the essential features of a scene with only their base shapes. Picasso's style transpires his free spirit, eccentricity, and a complete disregard for any criticism of his work. In addition, this modern approach to painting far ahead of his time supported Picasso’s indelible impact on the art world to this very day.


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