Picasso was concerned, not with the mimetic reproduction of a woman holding a musical instrument, but with the objective nature of his subject - hence, for all the painting's tendencies toward formal dissolution, its unmistakable retention of plasticity. Girl with a Mandolin Fanny Tellier is not only one of the most beautiful, lyrical and accessible of all Cubist paintings, but is also a valuable document of the period. Tableaux Modernes, Paris, May 30,lot Girl with a Mandolin. They all seem close to each in color, and they are all muted or dull.
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Girl with a Mandolin, 1910 by Pablo Picasso
Having emerged from an Early Cubist phase which seemed, in part, expressive, Picasso was now in the throes of Analytical Cubism, a period during which he invested surface ornament with intrinsic value. This work of art is copyrighted in its source country until after 8 April The colors in Girl with a Mandolin are shades of tan, light brown, olive green and yellow. Retrieved from " https: This work is included in the Provenance Research Projectwhich investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.