Through the Sketchbook

Couple and a man with a pipe, 1966 © Musée Picasso.

Study for "L'Aubade": Interior with mirror. 1941. © Musée Picasso.

Nude sitting, Nude standing.1941. © Musée Picasso.

Nude sitting, Nude standing.1941. © Musée Picasso.

Nude fixing her hair. 1954 © Musée Picasso.

Many techniques and media were used to interpret anew the mythology of cultural subjects from Spain and France such as the bullfight, women and men in the artists life, his role, the acrobat and the harlequin, interiors of his studios, etc. in 36 plus sketch books, from over 60 years. In his sketchbooks, Picasso worked out the composition of the figure as well as its placement for paintings, use of color, and of course, ways of seeing, as in the various versions of the nude, below. 1930-1960s.

Graphite, pastels, and colored pencil. Watercolor.

Artist:Pablo Picasso.

Je Suis Le Cahier: Sketchbooks of Picasso. Grove/Atlantic (Nov 1 1996)

The Picasso Notebooks. Overview of 6 sketchbooks. (Mac/Win CD-rom)

 
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