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Maker(s):Picasso, Pablo
Culture:Spanish (1881-1973)
Title:La Danse Barbare (Devant Salomé et Hérode) [The Barbarous Dance (In Front of Salomé and Hérode)], from the series La Suite des Saltimbanques [The Acrobats Suite]
Date Made:1905 plate; 1913 print
Materials:Drypoint, etching
Place Made:Europe; France; Paris
Measurements:Sheet: 13 in x 19 3/4 in; 33 cm x 50.2 cm; Plate/Image: 7 1/2 in x 9 in; 19 cm x 22.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  RECTO: lwr. l. ctr. of sheet, written in pencil: Picasso; upp. r. of sheet, written in pencil: #25. Lwr. r. corner of sheet, written in pencil: #25 / 1950 (50 underlined) VERSO: lwr. l. along sheet edge, written in pencil: Picasso TR 11-1962 Dance of Herodias Spanish
Accession Number:  MH 1962.11.T.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. M. W. Thompson
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A group of eight nude figures arranged in a circular composition. In the lower right, a nude woman reclines against a seated nude male wearing a round stylized hat/crown. In the center, just to the left of the reclining woman, a servant, seen from behind but facing right, holds a plate of fruit to the right. In the lower left, a nude male figure stands leaning against the left edge of the image. In the middle distance/background: a nude man on the left holds a smaller nude figure as if holding a violin, a very thin nude woman with a prominent nose dances in the center, and a rotund nude male dances on the right.

black and white; adults; dance; dancers; parties; nudes; infants; music; eating; leisure; servants; fruit

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