Pablo Picasso’s, Danseuse Naine ( Dwarf Dancer ) from the ‘Barcelona’ suite , 1966 is a painterly work, full of luminous and vivid colors, depicting a dancer in an elegant red dress with a large flower on her head. From his brief Post-Impressionist period, Picasso utilizes the brush in an energetic layering of pure hues to create a vibrant scene full of motion and activity.
This work was produced in conjunction with a special Picasso exhibition at the Barcelona Museum on the occasion of the artist’s 85th Birthday. The image is based on a 1901 painting in the museum’s collection and is from Picasso’s brief period of Post-Impressionism.
Brilliantly colored with vibrantly saturated hues, this work captures the essence of the artist’s use of divided light and pure color. Depicting a dancer with brightly rouged cheeks who confronts the viewer with an air of disdain, a sense of the decadence of Spanish performance is exhibited in this image through the dress and accouterments of the dancer.
Created in 1966, this color lithograph is printed on Arches wove paper. Signed in the lower right by Picasso in pencil, this work is numbered H.C (which in French means, Hors Commerce – not to be sold) and separate from the regular edition of 60. Published by the Museo Picasso, Palacio Aguilar, Barcelona, this work was printed by Foto-Repro S.A., Barcelona.