©Pablo Picasso - Three Bathers 1920

Standing nude 1920 Studio 1920 The Abduction 1920 Three Bathers 1920 Two bathers 1920 Two nude women 1920 Two nude women 1920
Three Bathers 1920

Three Bathers 1920
47x61cm pastel, oil, ink, and graphite on paper
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation:
After World War I, a number of artists active in the international avant-garde (including French painters André Derain, Fernand Léger, and Henri Matisse, as well as Italians Giorgio de Chirico and Gino Severini) turned to classicism as a source for form and content. This reinterpretation of classical imagery has been described as a search for tranquility in a world destabilized by the carnage of war and the socioeconomic upheaval caused by mass industrialization. The informal name for this period, the Return to Order, comes from French poet Jean Cocteau’s book Le rappel à l’ordre (1926), in which he discussed these developments.
Robin Clark