Self-Portrait as "Margot/Waiting" by Picasso

Self-Portrait as "Margot/Waiting" by Picasso

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Silver halide print on high quality archival paper (100+ year archiving ability).

Framed prints come professionally matted and mounted in a classic black gallery style frame. FRAMED PRINTS ONLY SHIPPING IN US CURRENTLY.

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Self-portrait as Margot❣️️ “Waiting” by Pablo Picasso, 1901 // In this early work, Picasso was still attempting to build a visual vocabulary by pulling influence from contemporary artists of this time. Van Gogh and Gauguin are obvious in this example. Picasso was a misogynist, womanizer, etc etc, but this portrait is one of my favorite of all times for several reasons. The use of fauvist color. The rushed yet painterly strokes. The woman's command of the viewer. Her self-assured posture. She exudes power, but is obviously playing coy. This woman may not actually be named Margot; she is most likely a Parisian courtesan. The painting has gone by many names, and this enigmatic woman’s identity may never be known, but THAT FACE THOUGH. #Scandalous.