Pablo Picasso, Olga Pensive, 1923; ©Succession Picasso; Musée Picasso Paris. Photo: Mathieu Rabeau/Etablissement public de La Réunion des musées nationaux et du Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées.
There are a lot of Picasso reproductions around, and for some reason many are altered in color, with randomly selected hues not necessarily reminiscent of the originals. In this portrait of Picasso's first wife, Olga, her dress — formerly in blue pastel — has been replaced with purple using an unknown medium. And compare the backgrounds in the two versions. The qualities of the backdrops are very different, indicating that the altered update is probably a modern painting or possibly even a digital recreation, rather than an authentic photo that's been digitally manipulated.
Altered version of a pastel work by Pablo Picasso.
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