Pablo Picasso. Faun Unveiling a Sleeping Girl (Jupiter and Antiope, after Rembrandt) (Faune dévoilant une dormeuse [Jupiter et Antiope, d'après Rembrandt]) from the Vollard Suite (Suite Vollard). 1936, published 1939

Pablo Picasso Faun Unveiling a Sleeping Girl (Jupiter and Antiope, after Rembrandt) (Faune dévoilant une dormeuse [Jupiter et Antiope, d'après Rembrandt]) from the Vollard Suite (Suite Vollard) 1936, published 1939

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The motif of one figure watching another figure sleeping recurs in Picasso's art throughout his career. Variations include scenes with two women, a man and a woman, and a mythical creature with a woman. The female figures were often inspired by the women in his life at the time. One explanation for the persistence of this theme is the fact that Picasso worked at night and had ample opportunity to observe his lovers sleeping.

Gallery label from Picasso: Variations and Themes, March 28–September 30, 2010.
Medium
Aquatint and engraving
Dimensions
plate: 12 7/16 x 16 7/16" (31.6 x 41.7 cm); sheet: 13 3/8 x 17 1/2" (34 x 44.4 cm)
Publisher
Vollard, Paris
Printer
Lacourière, Paris
Edition
260
Credit
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund
Object number
267.1949
Copyright
© 2020 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Series
Vollard Suite (Suite Vollard)
Department
Drawings and Prints

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