License this image. Throughout his life, Picasso reworked the theme of the female nude. In his eighties, he revised the traditional ideal of beauty with particular violence, subjecting the body to a repeated assault in paint. Here, a reclining female figure is presented as a raw, sexualised arrangement of orifices, breasts and cumbersome limbs. Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? We would like to hear from you.
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A skeleton lays supine on top of Marina Abramovic, who is nude. Both are filmed sideways; the living and dead body are almost perfectly aligned. The skull and Abramovic' head look to the same direction.