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Head of a Girl

Accession Number
1950/2.20

Title
Head of a Girl

Artist(s)
Pablo Picasso

Artist Nationality
Spanish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1945

Medium & Support
etching on heavy Japan paper

Dimensions
7 15/16 in x 6 3/8 in (20.16 cm x 16.19 cm);19 in x 14 in (48.26 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
This print was included as an illustration in Paul Eluard's homage to Picasso in 1945, entitled À Pablo Picasso (ÉLUARD, Paul [1895-1952]. A Pablo Picasso. Genève et Paris: Édition des Trois Collines, 1945). Eluard, a poet, and Picasso formed a close friendship and collaborated on a number of works together. This illustration is characteristic of the many portraits of women that Picasso created over his prolific career.

Physical Description
This etching is a line drawing of a girl's face, filling the entire frame. The girl has curly hair. There is a border drawn around her face.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
collaboration
head
illustrations (layout features)
modern and contemporary art
portraits
women (female humans)

3 Related Resources

Girlhood
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Spanish Avant-Garde
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Translate-a-thon: Asian Languages
(Part of: 2019 Translate-a-thon)

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