About Picasso’s Harlequin (1927)
The Spanish-born artist Pablo Picasso became one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century. His development of the artistic movement cubism, presented to other artists the opportunity to stray away from conventional mimetic representation of the world around us, and further invited artist towards artistic experimentation. Artists such as Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Robert Delaunay and many more resemble the strong influence of Pablo Picasso’s cubism in their visual language. Throughout his artistic career, Pablo Picasso made numerous works representing harlequins which is evidenced from his early works in his “rose period” to his later cubist style. Picasso’s painting “Harlequin” (1927), currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is interpreted as a self-portrait of the artist’s alter-ego, Harlequin. Scholars interpret Picasso’s 1927 Harlequin as a self portrait due to the inclusion of the lozenges in the lower-bottom right corner of the image, and of a shadow of a face, believed to be that of Picasso himself. By including his own shadow’s reflection looking down on the Harlequin suggests an introspective observation of the distancing between his alter-ego Harlequin and himself. Picasso’s Harlequin was done during a time Picasso’s career where he felt trapped in his relationship with the Russian dance Olga Khoklova due to her mental state.
- Decorative pillow case featuring Pablo Picasso’s painting “Harlequin” (1927)
- 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches with Invisible zipper opening
- Jacquard Weave: 95% Cotton, 5% Polyester. Removable insert is 100% polyester fiber
- Made in France by Jules Pansu
- © Succession Picasso
Jules-Pansu is a four generation french manufacturer who is the only weaver allowed to create a collection from the paintings of Pablo Picasso with approval from the Picasso Administration. The works were reproduced without modification, in strict compliance with the original colors and in full, perfectly faithful to Picasso’s paintings. With a four-generation legacy of designing and manufacturing tapestries in the fine French tradition, the Jules-Pansu company is the only weaver allowed to create a collection from the paintings of Pablo Picasso with approval from the Picasso Administration. The works were reproduced without modification, in strict compliance with the original colors and in full, perfectly faithful to Picasso’s paintings. The manufacturer is an established weaving house since 1878 in France, renowned for jacquard-woven tapestries and fabrics in both traditional French and contemporary, innovative designs. Woven and pre assembled in France by two awarded “best craftsman of France”.