Jardin de Paris (1901). Pablo Picasso (Spanish,1881–1973). Ink and watercolor on paper. MMOA.
As a young artist, Picasso availed himself of every opportunity for commercial work. He executed this design for the dance hall, as a speculative bid. Located near the Champs Elysées, Le Jardin de Paris was the summer outpost of Le Moulin Rouge. Borrowing from the imagery of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso also adopted Lautrec’s signature tonal shading, here achieved by flicking a brush.