Picasso started his Les Femmes d'Alger ("Women of Algiers") series inspired by the art of Delacroix, immediately after the death of Henri Matisse, his friend and creative competitor. He kept on working on this specific dedication for two months. The result: more than 100 sketches and 15 oil paintings - versions from "A" to "O", the last of which, version "O", is the culmination and the final result of this whole series.
12 recent comments02 November
samarrajo from levenmouth wrote: 'the measurements of the painting are 163.7cm x 132.1cm making the bread, fruit and table almost life size. A nice detail to add into an art and design exam :)
' 19 October
Front side tail from levenmouth wrote: 'i think the artwork should be abeled to be viewed from all side :(((
' 21 September
Pascal from New York wrote: 'Like everything, you must study or practice to appreciate. If you have eaten burgers and pizza your whole life, it may be difficult to appreciate sushi.
' 16 July
steve from USA wrote: 'Breathtaking as everything he's ever done. Rich vibrant colors and sharp visceral angles. Picasso is a master
' 28 June
Nikolai from Switzerland wrote: 'The painting is certainly impressive, to say the least. But what has always struck me as curious is that none of Picasso's other works from this period are anywhere near as accomplished as this painting. It is a well known fact that at one time it was a common practice in teaching painting, for the master to repaint areas of the student's work. In the case of this painting, I cannot help but wonder how much of it might have actually been painted by Picasso's father.
' 14 June
Ricardo Lapin from Switzerland wrote: 'How much perversion to treat a couple as if they were an object (a model, "muse", etc.) and be indifferent to painting their suffering over and over again, for years without doing anything to help her.
' 24 May
byats wurnt from Switzerland wrote: 'I think, when dealing with an abstract piece, one must take an approach similar to reading.
On the right, I can see buildings, a staple of modern life.
Warm colours, may indicate heat?
There's a curtain on the left harlequin.
Now we just have to make sense of it.
' 15 May
Wong Tsz Hang from Switzerland wrote: 'The drawings are confusing, there are many colours mixed together and don't know what it is. And it looks unusual.
' 23 April
Santiago from San Diego wrote: 'Did Picasso ever draw some daises white and yellow on a window sill?
' 30 March
Cassandra from Scandinavia wrote: 'This in intruiguing, I am researching this painting for a school project.
' 25 March
Cosma from Germany wrote: ':) Look at this great picture and smile. GO PAINTIG NOT WAR
' 24 February
Vic from Melbourne wrote: 'Can't believe Picasso made a sculpture of Ye himself