Pablo Picasso writes his creation The Sitting Woman in 1908. By this time, the famous painter is already experiencing the “blue” and “pink” periods of creativity and is entering a new stage of life, moving on to the cubic style.
In the center of the unusual picture is the image of a woman. It occupies almost the entire space of the canvas. This woman is not fragile and thin, as her painters usually depict. The seated Picasso woman appears rude and plump. She sits, thinking, clasped her hands, and, resting her head on them. Her face expresses the deep work of thought, her eyes are closed.
Wanting to show her sitting woman to the viewer as she sees herself, Picasso makes her angular, these are the first attempts to show one image from different sides and points of view. With the help of cubism, Picasso wants to show the versatility of the female image.
A woman is depicted not with the help of her inherent smooth and thin lines, but, on the contrary, with the help of rough, thick, angular lines. Picasso deliberately violates the laws of anatomy on the canvas, making the woman’s feet unlike the feet of a normal lady. Her knees are also depicted unrealistically.
In the picture "Sitting Woman" there is no perspective. The background is a simple smooth wall, it is plain. The entire palette of the canvas is monochrome, as well as many other creations of the master.
In this creation, Picasso uses mainly a range of shades of brown. He makes the background of the canvas darker, on which he divides the space of the room into a floor and ceiling with one dark, clear line. The upper part of the female body has the same shade as the wall. For the rest of the body, the artist uses a lighter shade close to the body, alternating it with blurry black.
The painting "Sitting Woman" is stored in Russia, in the St. Petersburg Hermitage.
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