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Pablo Picasso ~ Girl before a Mirror (1932)


Pablo Picasso
Girl before a Mirror (1932)
Oil on plywood
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The subject of this masterpiece, Marie Therese Walther, was Picasso's latest love. She hanged herself in 1977. Picasso met her in 1927. A statuesque blonde he was 46 and she 17. Their affair remained a secret for several years: Marie Therese hardly figured in Picasso's work which is quite extraordinary when you consider how autobiographical his work normally was. By 1932 the secret was out, and this painting is one of several in which the artist celebrated her youth and loveliness. Here, Marie Therese contemplates her image in a long mirror.

In legend and folk tale the mirror often shows more than a faithful reversed image of the gazer, and the difference between the two images of the girl in this picture is striking; it suggests among other things that the mirror image is Marie Therese's dark side or Freudian unconscious. It's such a clever and dark picture you cannot help gaze at the two Marie Thereses and the differences between them...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Girl before a Mirror (1932) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings ~ Index

Pablo Picasso Gallery: Paintings In Date Order >> (1893 - 1902) >> (1903 - 20) >> (1921 - 40) >> (1941 -73) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings

Pablo Picasso Texts: Biography >> Life Of Picasso >> Biog. II

Pablo Picasso Links: Picasso & Cocteau >> Le Testament d'Orphee >> Books >> Cards >> Prints >> Picasso Prints, Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site >> Picasso signed items, exhibition posters, ltd edn prints @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) - just checked and a bigger selection than I have seen anywhere else

Highest & Essential Picasso Recommendations: Ikea Olunda Review/Image >> Buy >> The Dog Art Print Review/Image >> The Owl Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Camel Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Femme Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Dance of Youth Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Petite Fleurs Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Woman Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Drawing Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace II Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Don Quixote, c.1955 Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Trois Danseuses, c.1924 Art Print Review/Image

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