347, from Suite 347
32.6 cm x 25.2 cm (12 13/16 in. x 9 15/16 in.)
(Málaga, Spain, 1881 - 1973, Mougins, France)
Medium and Support:
Etching and drypoint
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
1968 marked an exceptionally productive year for Picasso. Between the months of March and October he created 347 graphic works, published as the 347 Suite. With no central theme or technique in mind, Picasso’s creative thought flowed from one innovative idea to the next. In this print, he returns to the dual vantage motif he developed in the twenties. An aged Picasso on the right blankly stares past the woman on the left whose breasts and rear are presented to the audience simultaneously.