Bronze with copper brown patina
22.8 x 18 x 11 cm
The books of sketches Pablo Picasso made in Cannes during the summer of 1927 are characterised by the fact that they show a single figure undergoing a decisive metamorphosis of form.
‘Picasso has used ligaments and membranes to hold his body parts together, as smoothly as they do in Gray’s [Gray’s Anatomy] illustration of a side view of the pelvis, showing the great and lesser sacro-sciatic ligaments”.
John Richardson, A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917–1932, London, Jonathan Cape, 2007, pp. 145–46.
What was happening in 1928 ?
- Picasso begins collaborating with sculptor Julio González
- Telephone communications are established between Spain and the United States
- Coca Cola comes to Europe
- Igor Stravinsky finishes his ballet "Apollon musagète"