Pablo Picasso
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Françoise Gilot

Art was the only permanent passion in Picasso’s life. As for relationships with women, he always showed his inconstancy. Love relationships with Picasso warped several lives – some women went mad or took their own lives. The story of Françoise Gilot is unique: after 10 years spent with Picasso she left him to live a long and intense life.

“I met Picasso in May, 1943, during the German occupation. I just turned twenty one, and I already realized that pictorial art was my mission,” that’s how she started her book Life with Picasso, memoirs of Françoise Gilot. At the time of their first meeting Picasso was 62. A disparity in years and Francoise’s independent nature determined specificity of their relationships: at first she was his admirer and a student, they became lovers half a year later only.

To embody the image of Francoise Pablo turned to lithography, and in 1945-1946 he created a series of her portraits in that technique. Eyes wide open and slightly asymmetrically set, a thin nose and a small mouth are represented with simple and bold lines.

Photos

Françoise Gilot in Antibes
1946
with Françoise Gilot in Golfe Juan, France
1948
Françoise Gilot
1949
Françoise Gilot
1949
with Françoise Gilot
1950-s
With Françoise , Paul Eluard and his wife Dominique
1950-s
with Françoise Gilot
1951
Françoise Gilot and Picasso
1952
with Françoise Gillot and Claude
1952
with Françoise and children
1953

Paintings

Pablo Picasso. Portrait of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1944
Portrait of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1944
Pablo Picasso. Woman-flower , 1946
Woman-flower , 1946
Pablo Picasso. Woman in an armchair (Françoise Gilot), 1946
Woman in an armchair (Françoise Gilot), 1946
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Françoise, 1946
Portrait of Françoise, 1946
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Françoise, 1946
Portrait of Françoise, 1946
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Françoise, 1946
Portrait of Françoise, 1946
Pablo Picasso. Buste de Françoise, 1946
Buste de Françoise, 1946
Pablo Picasso. Françoise, 1946
Françoise, 1946
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1946
Head of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1946
Pablo Picasso. Françoise sitting in a Blue Dress, 1949
Françoise sitting in a Blue Dress, 1949
Pablo Picasso. Woman draws surrounded her children (Françoise drawing with her children), 1950
Woman draws surrounded her children (Françoise drawing with her children), 1950
Pablo Picasso. Francoise Gilot with Claude and Paloma, 1951
Francoise Gilot with Claude and Paloma, 1951
Pablo Picasso. Francoise, Claude and Paloma, 1951
Francoise, Claude and Paloma, 1951
Pablo Picasso. Woman drawing (Françoise), 1951
Woman drawing (Françoise), 1951
Pablo Picasso. Françoise sitting in an armchair, 1953
Françoise sitting in an armchair, 1953
Pablo Picasso. Francoise, Claude and Paloma, 1954
Francoise, Claude and Paloma, 1954

Graphics

Pablo Picasso. Portrait of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1944
Portrait of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1944
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1945
Head of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1945
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1945
Head of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1945
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Françoise, 1946
Portrait of Françoise, 1946
Pablo Picasso. Françoise, 1946
Françoise, 1946
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Françoise long neck I, 1946
Portrait of Françoise long neck I, 1946
Pablo Picasso. Standing Nude (Françoise), 1946
Standing Nude (Françoise), 1946
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Françoise), 1946
Head of a Woman (Françoise), 1946
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman, 1946
Head of a Woman, 1946
Pablo Picasso. Woman-flower (Françoise Gilot), 1946
Woman-flower (Françoise Gilot), 1946
Pablo Picasso. Bust of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1946
Bust of a Woman (Françoise Gilot), 1946
Pablo Picasso. Woman-flower (Françoise Gilot), 1946
Woman-flower (Françoise Gilot), 1946
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Françoise Gilot, 1946
Portrait of Françoise Gilot, 1946
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Françoise, 1947
Portrait of Françoise, 1947
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Françoise at Fishnet, 1953
Portrait of Françoise at Fishnet, 1953
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Françoise to the fuzzy hair, 1953
Portrait of Françoise to the fuzzy hair, 1953