Masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet Highlight Christie’s Evening SaleMay 13, 2021 19:00 EDT
Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso executed a series of groundbreaking paintings in 1932. These were mostly vibrant depictions of his clandestine lover, Marie-Thérèse Walter. One of these masterpieces, titled Femme assise près d’une fenêtre, is among the highlights of Christie’s upcoming evening auction. The oil on canvas demonstrates the influence Picasso’s muse had on his work during this period. The stylized painting depicts the seated figure of Marie-Thérèse, which contrasts Picasso’s previous nudes. Combining the artist’s painting and sculpture skills, this portrait shows Marie-Thérèse sitting upright with a keen gaze.
Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge, effet de brouillard also leads the sale. The oil on canvas is part of the artist’s monumental Vues du Londres series, which illustrates London’s famed foggy cityscapes. Another noteworthy lot is Paysage et personnages (La jupe rose) by Georges Seurat. The painting explores the intricacies of the landscape and the interplay of sunlight and shadows. It focuses on a woman dressed in a pink skirt and jacket. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (51)
# of Lots:51
Price Range:$400,000 - $35,000,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Claude Monet (1840-1926) Title: Waterloo Bridge, effet de brouillard|| Estimate: |
|Georges Seurat (1859-1891) Title: Paysage et personnages (La jupe rose)|| Estimate: |
|Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) Title: Tête de Diego sur socle|| Estimate: |
|Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Title: Le pont de Trinquetaille|| Estimate: |
|Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Title: Femme assise près d'une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse)|| Estimate: |