Museu Picasso

Olga Khokhlova

(Nezhin, 1891 – Cannes, 1955)

In 1917, ballerina Olga Khokhlova performed Las Meninas, Les Sylphides and The Firebird with Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in Barcelona. In 1918 she married Picasso and in 1921 gave birth to her only child, Paulo. Picasso experimented with different approaches to discover the right image for her in his paintings and drawings. He first choose an Ingresque, classicist style as suiting Olga best of all, but which, as the relationship deteriorated, turned into a symbolic parody.

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Portrait of Olga with a Fur Collar
1923
Drypoint on zinc
49,5 x 49,2 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, Nova York. Sue i Edgar Wachenheim III Fund; General Print Fund; Jerry I, Speyer en honor d'Edgar Wachenheim III; Agnes Gunf; Nelson Blitz, Jr. amb Catherine Woodard i Perri i Allison Blitz, en honor del 80è aniversari de Riva Castleman; Mary M. i Sash A. Spencer; The Orentreich Family Foundation en honor de Deborah Wye; Linda Barth Goldstein en honor de Deborah Wye; Sharon Percy Rockefeller; Maud i Jeffrey Welles en honor de Deborah Wye; i Roxanne H. Frank, 2010

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Olga Picasso
1923
Oil on canvas
130 x 97 cm
Col·lecció particular

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Woman in a Hat (Olga)
1935
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Centre Pompidou, París. Musée national d'Art moderne / Centre de création industrielle. Llegat de M. Georges Salles, 1967. AM 4393 P

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