Pablo Picasso. Portrait of a Young Lady, after Cranach the Younger, II (Portrait de jeune fille, d'après Cranach le Jeune, II). 1958

Pablo Picasso Portrait of a Young Lady, after Cranach the Younger, II (Portrait de jeune fille, d'après Cranach le Jeune, II) 1958

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Like many artists, Picasso looked to the history of art for inspiration. From the late 1940s to the early 1960s he focused with particular intensity on individual works by past masters, making variations in painting, drawing, sculpture, and prints. The work of these historic figures had a catalytic impact on Picasso at a time when contemporary art—the various forms of Abstract Expressionism, for example—was going in directions counter to his own aesthetic concerns. Picasso tacked a reproduction of a painting by Lucas Cranach the Younger to his studio wall and it became the basis for this linoleum cut.

Gallery label from Picasso: Variations and Themes, March 28–September 30, 2010.
Medium
Linoleum cut
Dimensions
composition: 25 11/16 x 21 5/16" (65.3 x 54.1 cm); sheet: 30 1/4 x 22 5/8" (76 x 57.5 cm)
Publisher
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Printer
Arnéra, Vallauris, France
Edition
50
Credit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Saidenberg
Object number
631.1959
Copyright
© 2019 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Drawings and Prints

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