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Pablo Picasso ~ Weeping Woman (1937)


Pablo Picasso
Weeping Woman (1937)
Oil on canvas
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Now this is a Picasso woman. Instantly recognizable across the world - see picture, ah, Picasso, everyone will say. When a work is that famous it has a life of its own, like, say, The Scream or The Kiss, though it says a lot for the hugeness of Picasso's fame that he is still more famous than the picture itself. It came about through Picasso's intensive work on Guernica. The emotion and artistic reverberations that work induced lasted well into the autumn of 1937. Coupled with an obsession with images of weeping women - women devastated by grief for lost loved ones or some tragedy they had witnessed or heard about and this is the result.

Dora Maar was the model for Weeping Woman. We see her fancy headgear, a chic Parisienne, usually above such emotions but who has been brought face to face with the terrible realities of her time. Strange eyes, jagged lines like broken glass and the paleness of the lower part of her face, teardrops doubling as fingernails, bared teeth and the bitten hankerchief all are assimilated to make this one of Picasso's most haunting images...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Weeping Woman (1937) >> 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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