A lot of pictures of Pablo Picasso without his shirt on

Picasso without his shirt on with a babyPicasso without his shirt on with funny hatPicasso without his shirt onRead on for (many) more pictures of a shirtless Picasso. Warning: it is an image heavy post, because Picasso apparently really, really liked to whip his shirt off. Perhaps he felt that extra material encumbered his artistic genius. Or maybe the legendary playboy just liked to show off the goods.

Pablo Picasso shirtless on the beach. Pablo Picasso shirtless and smoking. Pablo Picasso shirtless funny Pablo Picasso shirtless on the beach. Pablo Picasso shirtless. Pablo Picasso shirtless and skipping with kids. Pablo Picasso shirtless. Pablo Picasso shirtless, painting with light. Pablo Picasso shirtless. Pablo Picasso shirtless. Pablo Picasso shirtless boat in background. Pablo Picasso shirtless, with flower behind ear. Pablo Picasso shirtless. Pablo Picasso shirtless. Pablo Picasso shirtless with pottery Pablo Picasso shirtless, taken in mirror. Pablo Picasso shirtless, painting with light. Pablo Picasso shirtless, dancing with woman. Pablo Picasso shirtless. Pablo Picasso shirtless with bowler hat and drawing model. Pablo Picasso shirtless, with dog and green beach towel. Pablo Picasso shirtless in bathtub. Pablo Picasso shirtless. Pablo Picasso shirtless.

Antonion Banderas does his best shirtless Picasso impression.

P.S. I recently read that Antonio Banderas has been cast as Pablo Picasso in an upcoming movie about the artists’ life. So I’m just going to assume that I am not the first to notice Picasso’s penchant for going shirtless.

Sources of shirtless Picasso images: Harry Ransom Centre; Flavour Wire; LIFE magazine; Ashley Black Photography; All Top; ZIIOi write good; Secret Forts; Crystal Kiss; Why We Flourish; Sydney Morning Herald (and here); ipernity; The Age; ArtNet; A World of Art History; Jake’s Patek Philippe World; Kleio; Ghosts in the Snow

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16 thoughts on “A lot of pictures of Pablo Picasso without his shirt on

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  10. Such an interesting and different thing I ever seen. After watching this picture I said to myself “Wao! wao! waooo!” But one thing I am curious to know, is Picasso a body builder?
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  11. This post is a major contribution. I will distribute it to students. I have often raised the Picasso shirtless issue in lectures; but students have recently raised questions of the relative quality of his shirtlessness. Many believe Max Ernst shirtless in Sedona wins. Guess it’s the choice between winning on points or winning on a knockout. There is also the matter of Damien Hirst’s full nakedness (say, as opposed to Jeff Koons’s); but perhaps that is a 21st century issue, to be distinguished from the simpler shirtlessness of early 20th century modernism. On the other hand, we have Albrect Durer’s naked self-portraits. I trust that this thematic will be part of your thesis. Applause. Best, Elizabeth

  12. Quite a collection you have here. Now the question everyone is probably going to start asking after seeing this post is…”What’s your fascination with bare chested old men?” Just joking…great post

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