Portrait of Françoise
Portrait de Françoise
Pencil on paper
This is one of the most lyrical portraits of Françoise Gilot. When you look at photos of this woman, you understand that there is something ethereal in her, which distinguishes her from others. Picasso met Françoise in 1946. First, it was art that pulled them together, but some time later they fell in love and their affair lasted nearly a decade. The relationship was quite complicated: the artist could feel constant affection only towards his muse, however, at that time it was Françoise who walked out on him. After realizing that the best moments had gone for good, Françoise broke up with Picasso and became the only woman who left him on her own.
She had passion, inner determination and firmness. This was reflected in the 1946 portrait: in the consistency of lines and the composition of the painting. An especially vivid detail is her hair, loose and curly, describing the temper of the woman portrayed.
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All artworks by year
#1. Ciaran, Wales
Done this for artwork
#2. Amelia, Virginia
#3. Isha, United Kingdom
this is really cool! I did this for my art project!
#4. Libby, England
This picture is beautiful, I`m using as my art homework!
#5. Amelia, Maylee
I love this picture!!! I`m doing it for my L.A. assignmeent on a bio of an artist. We have to make a replica of our artist`s work.
#6. Ic eis,
Its the prettiest poteait
#7. Emily , England
It also leaves me wondering, what gave Pablo the inspiration for this piece and what was HE himself thinking when he drew it?
#8. Emily, England
It`s truly a beautiful piece of work! I have chosen to use it for my artist analysis in Art as it is both captivating by the eye and it looks as though the girl/woman is lost in her thought so it leaves me wondering as to what she could be thinking about? I love it, truly a wonderful piece of art!
#9. Michaela, Australia
I`m drawing this right now it`s amazing
Doing this for my art project
#12. Pablo Picasso, Underground
Thanks for the feedback guys!
#13. Ying , Sydney
Why is the hand uncompleted ? but it`s still nice
#14. Shengjie , Shanghai
#15. Gloria , Sydney
COOL, I AM DOING THIS FOR MY ART ASSIGNMENT
#16. fatimahisdabest, london
WOOW everyone is doinge it for there project lol
#17. fatimahisdabest, london
Thank you ♥ for posting the picture it is beautiful
#18. bella, England, london
i did this for my art prodject!
#19. trololol, spain
i did this to my art prodject
#20. jessica, kỏea
I love this
#21. heeyyou ,
omgosh hahhahaha im doing this for my ART assignment :)
#22. Jasmin, England
I`m did this for my art project too! I think it`s really pretty and I love how he has drawn her hair.
#23. Camii Rrr, Jamaica
I didn`t o this for my spanish project either!! lol
I did it for my art project!!
#24. sneeky_pedo101, outside ur window
the pencil strokes is inspiring! you have brought out my inner beauty onto a page! her flowing hair looks like the waves on a midnight sea
#25. sarah , england
love her hair beautifully drawn
#26. vic, England
I think she is beautiful, I love her hair!
#27. dude witith face, Gloucester
i didnt do this for my spanish project!!!
#28. Kimmy, missouri
i did this for my spanish project too!
#29. Mae, England
#30. Grace, Missouri
I did this for my spanish project ! :)
WOOOOWWW, so beautiful