Monday, September 19, 2011

Harlequin with a Mirror

Harlequin with a mirror (1923)

The Vain Harlequin

This one that you see, with a black hat, after looking at himself, asked the mirror:
"Magic mirror, tell me a minute, from this gallery who is the most beautiful?
In an instant, the wise mirror replied:  "Well I have to tell you that even if you are not ugly, there are those more handsome than you in this museum".
The poor harlequin, upon hearing this told Picasso:   "Paint me another mirror".

Source of Image:  Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Painting by:  Pablo Ruiz Picasso  1881-1993
Story translated from the Book:  Abecedario de Arte by Carlos Reviejo and Ana Moreno
Rebordinos Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza          

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