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Artichive: Jacqueline aux mains croisés

Artichive: Jacqueline aux mains croisés

“Jacqueline aux mains croisés” (Jacqueline with Crossed Hands) oil on canvas, 116 cm × 88.5 cm, was painted by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer who spent most of his prolific career in France. He is regarded as one of the most outstanding and greatest artist of the 20th century and is widely known for co-founding the Cubist Movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage among other variety of styles he developed during his extended and illustrious career.

This canvas was painted when Picasso was going through his ‘Blue Period’ (1900-1904) and was said to be suffering from depression. Most of the work from this era consists of sombre artworks that were essentially monochromatic, rendered in shades of blue and blue-green and other colours were rarely used. “Jacqueline aux mains croisés” is displayed at Musée Picasso, Paris. — M.I.

Published in Dawn, Sunday Magazine, September 25th, 2015

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