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Women of Algiers (Version O), 1955 by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spain) | Art Reproductions Pablo Picasso | WahooArt.com

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Women of Algiers (Version O), 1955 by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spain) | Art Reproductions Pablo Picasso | WahooArt.com
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"Women of Algiers (Version O)"

Pablo Picasso - Oil On Canvas - 114 x 146 cm - 1955

Women of Algiers (Version O) is the last instalment in a series of 15 paintings and sketches by Pablo Picasso. It was inspired by Eugène Delacroix's painting The Women of Algiers in their Apartment and was executed as a tribute to his favourite artists. Delacroix's painting was done after he visited North Africa where the Sultan invited him to see inside his palace, there in the harem sits four women around a hookah. Picasso's cubist rendition had contorted their bodies where their front could be seen as well as their back simultaneously but these distortions did not reduce the effect of femininity and eroticism that was in the original Delacroix painting. This series of works was also inspired by famous painter Matisse's death, who was known for his portrayal of odalisques. Picasso jokingly said, “When Matisse died, he left me his odalisques as a legacy.”
May 11, 2015, Christie’s said 'Women of Algiers (Version O)' sold for $179,365,000.






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