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Maker(s):Picasso, Pablo
Culture:Spanish (1881-1973)
Title:Untitled (14.4.68. II)
Date Made:1968-04-14
Type:Print
Materials:aquatint and dry point on heavy weight BFK paper
Place Made:Mougins
Measurements:Sheet: 18 11/16 x 22 3/8 in; 47.5 x 56.8 cm; Plate: 12 3/8 x 15 3/8 in; 31.4 x 39.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1994.27
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Martin Charles (Class of 1948)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
Painter thinking of a large canvas representing three women

Label Text:
In this series, a suite of 347 diverse prints produced between March and October of 1968, Picasso focused obsessively on the artist and model theme through a range of print techniques and picaresque scenarios. Here the artist, a puny old man, fixes his gaze on three monumental nude women - models for the enormous profiled canvas that bisects the composition. The canvas, as barrier, underscores the dichotomy between artist and model - voyeur and subject. A "split-screen" composition, with contrasting graphic techniques, emphasizes the dynamic of opposing forces and sexual power. Although they are "boxed-in" and under his controlling gaze, one woman return his stare, one averts her eyes and shields her genitals, and one turns her back.

Tags:
black and white; figures; nudes; lines; abstract

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