Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973): Waiting (Margot), 1901, oil on1/27/2021, 11:33:05 AM
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973): Waiting (Margot), 1901, oil on card, 69,5 cm × 57 cm, Museo Picasso de Barcelona In the early 1900's Picasso was particularly interested in the representation of social outcasts, and for this he looked to the work of van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin. He also admired the stylistic innovations of these painters, whose use of heightened colours ond frequently exaggerated forms adopted a more expressive, individualistic approach to painting, largely derived from late nineteenth-century French Symbolism. In 'Waiting (Margot)', Picasso draws upon the work of a number of contemporary artists. In addition to the three mentioned above, he is also showing on awareness of the claustrophobic spaces and loose handling of the Nabi painters, including Edouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard. On a visit to Picasso in November 1968, his friends Gustau and Anna María Gili asked the artist if he could identify the protagonist of this painting. Picasso responded that he vaguely remembered her as a woman he saw in a café.