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Woman in Gray (Femme en gris)

Pablo Picasso

European Art

On View: Beaux-Arts Court, North, 3rd Floor
In this painting, flat, interlocking shapes come together to form a bust-length portrait of a woman wearing a pointed collar, veil, and broad-brimmed hat. The artist’s abstracted, fractured forms and austere palette evoke the violence and bleakness of life during World War II in German-occupied Paris, where Picasso created this and several other similar paintings in quick succession.
MEDIUM Oil on panel
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1942
    DIMENSIONS 39 1/4 x 31 7/8 in. (99.7 x 81 cm) Frame: 51 1/4 x 43 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (130.2 x 109.9 x 8.3 cm)
    SIGNATURE Signed upper left: "Picasso"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, North, 3rd Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2008.43
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Alex Hillman Family Foundation in memory and in honor of Rita K. Hillman
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