Picasso et la femme néoclassique. Original color lithograph, 1983. Edition of 100 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper. Published in Paris by Galerie Maeght-Lelong.
Valerio Adami is an Italian artist knows for his Nouvelle Figuration movement. Adami began to incorporate various subjects into his artworks such as modern European history, literature, philosophy, and mythology. In this image Adami again seeks inspiration in the recent French art history, portraying the infamous Pablo Picasso and a nude female carrying a scythe, probably alluding to the passing of life. Here we can also see a fusion of modern art in the form of Picasso’s portrait and classical art in the form of a neoclassical female statue. The red moon is present again in the right upper corner.