Pablo Picasso
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Fernande Olivier

In 1904, in the waning years of the Blue Period, Picasso had a tough time after his friend, Carlos Casagemas, had committed suicide. The artist changed his environment radically – he moved to Paris and settled down in one of poor quarters of the city among street actors and itinerant circus performers. There was a tall, swarthy, aristocratic looking maid who lived nearby. The artist invited the girl to pose for him, and soon she became his beloved.

Fernande with a Black Mantilla (1905) was one the first portraits of Fernande painted in a realistic manner which couldn’t be said about most of Picasso’s next works, since he never ceased to experiment. A famous painting Girl on the Ball, a masterpiece of the Rose Period, owed its appearance to Fernande. Also with Fernande Picasso entered the African Period and the period of Cubism applying Cezanne’s principles of interpreting the form to painting the human figure.

Photos

Fernande Olivier
1905
With Fernande Olyvier
1905
with Fernande and Ramon Reventos, Barcelona
1906

Paintings

Pablo Picasso. Fernande to black mantilla, 1905
Fernande to black mantilla, 1905
Pablo Picasso. Reclining Nude (Fernande), 1906
Reclining Nude (Fernande), 1906
Pablo Picasso. Fernande to mantilla, 1906
Fernande to mantilla, 1906
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Fernande Olivier headscarf, 1906
Portrait of Fernande Olivier headscarf, 1906
Pablo Picasso. Woman with Pears, 1909
Woman with Pears, 1909
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Fernande Olivier), 1909
Head of a Woman (Fernande Olivier), 1909
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Fernande Olivier), 1909
Head of a Woman (Fernande Olivier), 1909
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Fernande Olivier), 1909
Head of a Woman (Fernande Olivier), 1909
Pablo Picasso. Two female heads (Fernande Olivier), 1909
Two female heads (Fernande Olivier), 1909
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman, 1909
Head of a Woman, 1909
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Fernande), 1909
Head of a Woman (Fernande), 1909
Pablo Picasso. Seated Woman, 1909
Seated Woman, 1909
Pablo Picasso. Bust of a Woman (Fernande), 1909
Bust of a Woman (Fernande), 1909
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Fernande Olivier), 1909
Head of a Woman (Fernande Olivier), 1909
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Fernande), 1909
Head of a Woman (Fernande), 1909

Graphics

Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Fernande, 1906
Portrait of Fernande, 1906

Sculptures

Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Fernande), 1909
Head of a Woman (Fernande), 1909