Femme au miroirArtist(s)Pablo PicassoArtist NationalitySpanish (culture or style)Object Creation Date1905Medium & Supportpen, black ink and watercolor on laid paperDimensions
6 5/8 in x 4 1/8 in (16.83 cm x 10.48 cm);9 1/8 in x 6 7/16 in (23.2 cm x 16.4 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49 cm x 36.3 cm)Credit LineGift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham FamilySubject matter
Created just after the end of his so-called "Blue Period," this drawing was made after Picasso settled in Paris' artist quarter Bateau-Lavoir. During this period, the Spanish artist began his so-called "Rose Period," when he depicted performers, harlequins and clowns. This scene shows an unidentified seated woman holding a hand mirror up to apply her lipstick, a favorite motif that Picasso would return to often throughout his long career. Physical Description
At the center of the page, there is a pen and ink drawing of a seated woman holding a small mirror. Her hair is colored a rich brown in watercolor and her stockings are orange and shoes green.Primary Object ClassificationDrawingCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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women (female humans)