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Category:Paintings
Date:1920s
Country:Spain (294)
Artist
Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
Spain La source, 1921
Källan
The Spring
Oil on canvas
64 x 90 cm
Paintings
Donation 1970 från Grace och Philip Sandblom
NM 6360 This artwork is not on display
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- About the work
In the 1921 painting The Source, we see a woman reclining in an Arcadian landscape. Arcadia is the name of a region in Greece, but also the mythological home of the god Pan and the nymphs. The woman depicted in this painting is Picasso’s first wife, Olga Khokhlova. At the time it was made, she has just given birth to the artist’s first son, Paul. Her white tunic recalls ancient Greece, as does the urn that pours forth its life-giving water into the landscape. The painting is suffused with a mythological mysteriousness, and Khokhlova appears to be more goddess than mortal woman.
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