Pierreuse with her hand on her shoulder

By Pablo Picasso SKU:190175

Pablo Picasso's 'Pierreuse with Her Hand on Her Shoulder,' painted in 1905, is a remarkably special artwork. This masterpiece from his Rose Period portrays a captivating blend of tenderness and vulnerability in the subject. The young girl, known as 'La Pierreuse,' was a popular model for Picasso during this period. The painting's unique composition and vivid colors demonstrate Picasso's mastery of emotional expression and artistic innovation. It remains a treasured piece in art history, reflecting the artist's profound talent and his ability to capture the complexities of human emotions in a singular canvas.

48 cm

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Title: “”Pablo Picasso’s Pierreuse: A Glimpse of Vulnerability””

Year Painted: 1905

In 1905, the renowned artist Pablo Picasso created a timeless masterpiece titled “”Pierreuse with Her Hand on Her Shoulder.”” This captivating artwork belongs to his celebrated Rose Period, characterized by a palette of warm hues and themes of innocence and melancholy.

The painting portrays a young girl, affectionately called “”La Pierreuse,”” who was a frequent model for Picasso during this artistic phase. The subject’s enchanting gaze and the gentle placement of her hand on her shoulder evoke a sense of vulnerability, inviting viewers to delve into the depths of her emotions. Picasso’s skillful use of color and brushwork further accentuates the girl’s delicate features, enhancing the overall sentiment of tenderness and fragility.

During the Rose Period, Picasso’s artistic style underwent a profound transformation. He moved away from the somber tones of his Blue Period and embraced a more cheerful and optimistic approach to art. This shift was partly inspired by his budding romance with Fernande Olivier, who often served as a muse for many of his works from this period, including “”Pierreuse with Her Hand on Her Shoulder.””

Beyond its aesthetic brilliance, this painting holds immense significance in art history due to its portrayal of human emotions. Picasso’s ability to capture raw feelings and vulnerability on canvas showcased his genius as an artist and set him apart as a visionary of his time. “”Pierreuse with Her Hand on Her Shoulder”” encapsulates the essence of Picasso’s artistic journey and his unparalleled mastery of the human form.

The painting’s enduring appeal lies in its universal theme of vulnerability and the poignant connection it establishes with its audience. Its timeless quality continues to resonate with viewers, transcending the boundaries of time and space. As a result, “”Pierreuse with Her Hand on Her Shoulder”” has earned its place as an iconic piece in the realm of art, cherished by both art enthusiasts and casual observers alike.

In conclusion, “”Pierreuse with Her Hand on Her Shoulder”” is a testament to Pablo Picasso’s artistic brilliance, exemplifying his profound ability to encapsulate human emotions and experiences in a single brushstroke. Painted during his transformative Rose Period in 1905, this remarkable artwork remains a symbol of vulnerability, tenderness, and the lasting impact of artistic innovation. Its timeless appeal continues to enchant and captivate art lovers across the globe, solidifying Picasso’s position as one of the most influential artists in history.

Original size:
57 x 68 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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