Monday, March 31, 2008

Early Struggles

Yahoo!News: "Early Picasso nude found in English bedroom"

"A nude painting by Pablo Picasso when he was aged about 20 has been found in the bedroom of a house in south-west England, the auctioneers selling it said Monday. "Etreinte" (Embrace), a watercolour, shows a nude Picasso entwined in an intimate embrace with his girlfriend Louise Lenoir, known as Odette. It was painted in 1901 or 1902, when the Spanish artist would have been 20 or 21 and still struggling for recognition, and was authenticated by Picasso in 1969. (...) It was a breathtaking find (...) The identity of the owner is unknown but is believed to be a member of an international royal family, British media reported." >>>

Here's a Picasso, and an "Etreinte", but a much later work ...

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