Portrait of Gertrude Stein

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Portrait of Gertrude Stein
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions100 cm × 81.3 cm (39 in × 32.0 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, United States

Portrait of Gertrude Stein (Portrait de Gertrude Stein) is a painting of Gertrude Stein by Pablo Picasso, begun in 1905 and finished the following year.

It is considered one of the important works of Picasso's Rose Period.[1][2]


In The Guardian, Jonathan Jones argued, “Ever since the Renaissance, the portrayal of women had been shaped by ideals of beauty and constrained social roles. Picasso’s Portrait of Gertrude Stein turns all that upside down. Stein has escaped from the confining categories with which western art previously ensnared women. She is neither old nor young, sexual nor submissive – her stone face makes her something new on Earth. She is in command of her identity.”[3]


  1. ^ "PICASSO PORTRAIT OF GERTRUDE STEIN GOES ON EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF MODERN ART" (PDF). The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved November 29, 2016. “[...] a landmark in modern art [...]”
  2. ^ Chalif, D. (August 2006). "The Portrait of Gertrude Stein at 100". Neurosurgery. 59: 410–21, discussion 410-21. doi:10.1227/01.NEU.0000222823.61317.3D. PMID 16883183.
  3. ^ Jones, Jonathan (May 21, 2015). "Was Picasso a misogynist?". The Guardian. Retrieved November 29, 2016.