Monday, September 1, 2008

Acrobate et jeune Arlequin - Picasso

Price in US $ - 38,500,000

Acrobat and Young Harlequin - A painting from Picasso's 'Rose Period'. The Rose Period (1904–1906) is characterized by a more cheery style with orange and pink colors, and featuring many circus people, acrobats and harlequins known in France as saltimbanques. The harlequin, a comedic character usually depicted in checkered patterned clothing, became a personal symbol for Picasso. Picasso met Fernande Olivier, a model for sculptors and artists, in Paris in 1904, and many of these paintings are influenced by his warm relationship with her, in addition to his increased exposure to French painting.

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