Woman Seated in a Armchair

The muted palette, loose brushstrokes, and naturalistic nature of this work is representative of the Post-Impressionist style. Picasso uses shading to create depth in the work, which depicts a woman seated in a blue dress against a simple, grey background. The use of tonality creates an effect of a melding of the foreground and background, with little distinction between the figure and her surroundings. The woman appears to be solemn, as she looks down with dimly lit eyes and has a grey sheen to her face. The Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne had a major influence on Picasso, which is evident through Picasso’s continuous use of singular seated women as subject matter.
SKU: 5496
Creator: Pablo Picasso
Date: 1923
Original Medium: oil on canvas
Original Size: 51 1/4 x 38 1/4 in
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts
Pablo Picasso

Paper SizePortrait / LandscapeUnframedFramed
Petite8x10 / 10x8$16$99
Small11x14 / 14x11$24$159
Medium16x20 / 20x16$45$219
Large22x28 / 28x22$79$369
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