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Reproduction of "Reclining Nude" (1934), by Pablo Picasso
Courtesy Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. Bequest of Helen Serger in honor of Jack I. Poses and Lillian L. Poses. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York.
Pablo Picasso’s “Reclining Nude” (1934) will be on view at the Rose Art Museum this fall, part of an exhibition of works drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Curated by Luis Croquer, the Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator, the show marks the 70th anniversary of Brandeis’ founding. “Reclining Nude” joined the Rose collection in 1991, given by New York art dealer Helen Serger in honor of the university’s founding supporters Jack and Lillian Poses. Against a colorful, textured ground, the painting features the figure of Picasso’s mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter, who makes recurrent and variously concealed appearances in some of the artist’s most iconic artworks, including his 1937 masterpiece “Guernica.”