Museu Picasso

Nusch Éluard

(Mulhouse, 1906 – Paris, 1946)

Surrealist artist Nusch met Paul Éluard in1930 when she was working as a model in France, and the couple married in 1934. She produced several Surrealist photomontages and posed for numerous pictures by Man Ray, including the outstanding Facile, a collection of poems by Paul Éluard illustrated with nude photographs of her. She was the subject of many portraits that vary markedly in style and tone, but in all of them her defining attribute was her mass of dark, tightly curled hair, usually kept back from her brow by a ribbon.
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Portrait of Nusch Éluard
1937
Oil on canvas
92 x 65,2 cm
Musée national Picasso-Paris. MP 1990-19

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Nusch Éluard
1937
Pen and charcoal on canvas
55 x 46 cm
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Museum Berggruen. NG MB 54/2000

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Portrait of Nusch Éluard
9 de febrer de 1938
Pen and charcoal on canvas
96 x 72 cm
Col·lecció particular. 12843

Room 5