Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
© Succession Picasso.

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Pablo Picasso ~ Woman in a Hat (1935)


Pablo Picasso
Woman in a Hat (1935)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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The good humour and lightness of touch in this picture is extraordianry when you consider the dark events enveloping Picasso's private life during this period. The woman has a bird-like face and there may be a dig at haute couture in the sitter's person and dressed in a few simple components.

Quite a charming piece but reality was anything but 'charming'. He was going through what he later called 'the worst period of my life'. His wife Olga had finally left him, messy divorce proceedings would surely follow, and his emotional life was a bed of confusion.

Such was his distress that, at 53, the ever-prolific Picasso found himself unable to paint. The condition lasted for about nine months (May 1935 to February 1936). But even in such a desert of despair his creativity couldn't be checked, for he began to write poetry. History has shown the Surrealist vein of the work was worthy of the name 'poetry'.

Was there anything this man couldn't do?...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Woman in a Hat (1935) >> 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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