Sylvette au Fauteuil 1963

Regular price £300.00 GBP
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Printer: Cercle d’Art

Dimensions: 65 x 50 cm

Condition: Ok condition; a few minor stains and torn edges

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Description: Sylvette was a 19-year-old French girl who lived near Picasso’s studio in Vallauris. The willowy blonde with a high ponytail had caught his eye in the spring of 1954 soon after he’d broken up with Francoise Guilot. Her hairstyle was said to have launched a thousand French ponytails including Brigitte Bardot who copied the style. Contrary to Picasso’s reputation with muses, Sylvette never posed completely naked and she resisted his advances. Instead, he worked on over 60 pieces of art on paper, canvas and in sculpture with a rare delicacy not seen in many of his portraits.

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, his extraordinary artistic genius made him the ‘rock star’ of the Modern Art world pioneering cubism, surrealism, expressionism and collage. Throughout his long career, he produced more than 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theatre sets, and costumes. From the mid-1940s, he also worked with the Mourlot studios in Paris and created over 400 lithographs and exhibition posters. As well as Fernand Mourlot, Henri Deschamps was Picasso's favourite and most trusted master printer at the studio and they collaborated together from 1945 right up until Picasso’s death in 1973.

Printer: Cercle d’Art

Dimensions: 65 x 50 cm

Condition: Ok condition; a few minor stains and torn edges

Available:  Sold

Description: Sylvette was a 19-year-old French girl who lived near Picasso’s studio in Vallauris. The willowy blonde with a high ponytail had caught his eye in the spring of 1954 soon after he’d broken up with Francoise Guilot. Her hairstyle was said to have launched a thousand French ponytails including Brigitte Bardot who copied the style. Contrary to Picasso’s reputation with muses, Sylvette never posed completely naked and she resisted his advances. Instead, he worked on over 60 pieces of art on paper, canvas and in sculpture with a rare delicacy not seen in many of his portraits.

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, his extraordinary artistic genius made him the ‘rock star’ of the Modern Art world pioneering cubism, surrealism, expressionism and collage. Throughout his long career, he produced more than 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theatre sets, and costumes. From the mid-1940s, he also worked with the Mourlot studios in Paris and created over 400 lithographs and exhibition posters. As well as Fernand Mourlot, Henri Deschamps was Picasso's favourite and most trusted master printer at the studio and they collaborated together from 1945 right up until Picasso’s death in 1973.