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The woman in this couple, an important theme in Picasso's later years, has both eyes on one side of her face. Picasso first used this principle of simultaneously representing two aspects of a subject in his painting 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' (1907) and continued to employ it throughout his life.

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Title Couple
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 143 cm
Width 116 cm
Depth 5 cm
Artists Schilder: Pablo Picasso
Accession number 3042 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: Stichting Fonds Willem van Rede 1982
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1982
Age artist About 89 years old
Collector Collector / W. van Rede
Internal exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Picasso: Peace and Freedom (2011)
Geographical origin Spain > Southern Europe > Europe

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