Picasso’s Rose Period

June 3, 2009

Rose Period (1905-1906)

During Picasso’s Rose Period (1905-1906), that followed his dark and troubled Blue Period,  his palette began to lighten quite a bit, bringing a change to a “rose” tone. Not only did his palette change, but his subject matter became less depressing. It was at this time that we see the first appearances of circus performers and clowns in his work – subjects that will reappear in Picasso’s paintings throughout his career.

Here are a few examples of  Picasso’s Rose Period Images.

Woman in a Chemise (Madeleine) (1904-05)

Lady with a Fan (1905)

Two Youths (1905)

Harlequin Family (1905)

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