©Pablo Picasso - Bather 1908

Woman with yellow shirt 1907 Bust 1907-1908 A driade. Nude in the forest 1908 Bather 1908 Bathers Drying Themselves 1908 Bathers in the forest 1908 Bathing 1908
Bather 1908

Bather 1908
129x96cm oil/canvas
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From The Museum of Modern Art, New York:
In Bather, Picasso used a nude female figure standing at the seaside as a testing ground for new representational possibilities, challenging pictorial conventions of space, beauty, and time. The background is simplified into three bands of color applied in flat, rough strokes. The bather’s body is broken into discrete parts; her breasts, stomach, and shoulders are hardened into geometric arcs and curves, and her right foot twists unnaturally. Traditional painting captures a single moment from a single perspective; Picasso depicted his bather’s torso from the front, rear, and side, presenting multiple views simultaneously.