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Chali-Rosso presents “Les Baigneuses Surprises” of Picasso

June 25, 2010

Three of the four new, original etchings added to the Chali-Rosso Gallery collection, depict women, Picasso’s favourite subject.

In Les Baigneuses surprises (The Surprised Bathers), the artist places his characters in a humouresque situation. The eyes initially focus on the two bathers prominently visible in the foreground. A closer look reveals a strategically placed sculpture to the left of the image, creating a balance you didn’t know you needed until you discover it. Then, just like the unexpected, clever punchline to a joke, you catch a glimpse of the wide-eyed, peeping Tom peering over the wall. We are voyeuristic witnesses to an in flagrante. Can’t help but smile! The flamboyant Picasso had a great sense of humour that he expressed masterfully in every medium he explored.

This work of fine art is included in several museum collections around the world, including the collection of the MOMA in New York (see details), and the National Gallery of Australia (see details).

Available now at Chali-Rosso Art Gallery, this original etching, created in May 1933, is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Picasso” at the lower right margin. Click here to browse the gallery’s Picasso collection or come by and see it for yourself. Visiting Chali-Rosso Art Gallery is like a condensed visit to the great museums of the world, without the long line-ups at the airport.

Written for southgranvilleblog by:
Susanna Strem
Chali-Rosso Gallery
South Granville
2250 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
Phone 604-733-3594
Hours of operation: Tues-Sun 11am to 6pm

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 25, 2010 10:53 am

    Interesting Picasso drawings!

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