L’Enterrement de casagemas (La veillée funèbre / Le mort)
Date of Creation
Autumn 1901, Paris
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right ‘Picasso’
"L'Enterrement de Casagemas" (The Burial of Casagemas) is one of the most significant works from this period. In this painting, Picasso depicts the funeral of Casagemas, his friend and fellow artist. The artwork conveys a deep sense of mourning and despair through the choice of color, composition, and the expressions of the characters.
Casagemas, who had faced romantic troubles and depression, committed suicide in February 1901. This event had a significant emotional impact on Picasso, influencing his work and leading him towards a more reflective and introspective phase of his art.
"The Burial of Casagemas" is a poignant example of how Picasso's personal events shaped his artistic expression and how he used painting as a means to explore complex and profound emotions.