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Woman with Loaves

1906
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, (Spanish, 1881–1973)
Together with his companion Fernande Olivier, Picasso spent the summer of 1906 in Gósol, a village located in an isolated area in the Pyrenees mountains of northeastern Spain. Olivier would later remember it as a place where they had a chance to live in pure simplicity.
In this portrayal of Olivier as a Gósol village woman, Picasso invokes a feeling of timelessness through his choice of subject and through his style, which looks back to a historically remote artistic source. Olivier’s rigidity and stance relate to a sculpture of the Virgin Mary made in Gósol in the 1100s.
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