©Pablo Picasso - Harlequin with Violin 1918

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Harlequin with Violin 1918

Harlequin with Violin 1918
171x132cm oil/canvas
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From The Cleveland Museum of Art:
The diamond-patterned costume and triangular hat identify the musician in this painting as one of Picasso's alter egos, Harlequin, a jokester from the popular Commedia dell' arte. The phrase Si tu veux on the sheet of music may refer to a popular song that begins, "If you wish, Marguerite, make me happy by giving me your heart." The inclusion of this lyric may refer to Picasso's marriage to Russian ballerina Olga Koklova in 1918.