Museu Picasso

Sylvette David

(Boulogne-sur-Seine, 1934)

In 1954 the model Sylvette David met Picasso in Vallauris, where she was living, and sat for him, on and off, between late April and late June. Picasso had good reason to be especially attuned to child art at this moment, but the connection he drew between it and Sylvette was purposeful. The model’s immaturity and innocence influenced the artist.


Sheet-metal, cut out, bent and painted on both sides
69,9 x 47 x 7,6 cm
Fondation Hubert Looser, Zuric

Room 7