Head of a Woman.....
April 2, 2018
Pablo Picasso's Head of a Woman (Tête de femme), 1958
Gravel and concrete construction. Located at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX .
This was Picasso's first monumental concrete sculpture. For years, Picasso had imagined working on such a large scale. When Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar introduced him to an innovative concrete engraving technique known as Betograve, Picasso immediately grasped its potential for his own work. Betograve involves first pouring concrete into a form tightly packed with gravel, and, once set, precisely sand-blasting the surface of the concrete to expose the gravel beneath it. For this sculpture, Picasso chose the folded sheet metal Head of a Woman, on view inside, from which Nesjar could realize the full-scale work. This sculpture inaugurated a working relationship between Picasso and Nesjar that produced twenty-four works and lasted for the rest of Picasso's life.
"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." ~ Francis
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