The image of Marie-Therese brought an embodiment of femininity to the period of surrealism in Picasso’s art, it’s a kind of “a period within the period”. Tense and broken were replaced by round ones. A feminine body looked bouncy and soft at the same time, while a vivid color offered a contrast to smooth contours. It’s particularly obvious in paintings inspired by Marie’s image, such as The Dream, Woman with a Flower, Nude in a Black Chair, Mirror, Girl before a Mirror. The majority of pictures featuring Marie followed a rhythm of the lullaby, intoxicating swing of paints; they are suffused with sensuousness. It reflects Picasso’s attitude to Marie-Thérèse: there was no hint of equality. She was neither a life partner, nor a wife, but an object of desire, a beautiful toy of the artist.
Marie’s lively spirits, amicable and merry nature allowed her to put up with her role in Pablo’s life. In June 1930 Picasso bought Château de Boisgeloup in Normandy that served him as a studio and was a home for Marie-Therese. There the artist created multiple sculptures of her.
12 recent comments30 June
Francoise Lamouche wrote: 'Might not be of an artistic interest but Dinard is NOT near Fontainebleau! Picasso used to spend holidays on Dinard where he met Marie Therese Walter when she was 17
' 28 June
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YOUR from :l wrote: 'the goat is very realistic
' 21 May
Roberto Dantas Araújo from :l wrote: 'Onde se localiza atualmente este auto retrato de Picasso com 90 anos de 1972 realizado a
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' 21 May
Steve Wirth from :l wrote: 'Is the patient really his sister? Look carefully. There are male features. I read somewhere the patient is the father of the child, both beggars which Picasso paid a tiny fee to model?
' 20 May
stephen andras from Texas wrote: 'I believe I might have come across an early oil painting by Picasso. It is oil painting signed P. Ruiz Picasso “98”
It is a painting on a church alongside a still body of water. Very realistic which was his style at that time - he would have been 17 years old. How could I find the location of this painting ?
' 12 May
Elva from Texas wrote: 'I really liked your article, but please, how do you know the month (April) and the age of little Raymonde (13 years). I have another year (10 years) do you have official documents.
Thank you for your answer.
' 11 May
lu from Texas wrote: 'Unlike the real thing, the color is too red.
' 09 April
kresa from Texas wrote: 'Sorry, isn't that an older portrait? are you sure about 1901?
' 27 March
Ralph from Somewhere in the USA wrote: 'He did a painting called Science and Charity. His father and sister Lola were his models. Lola was shown sick in bed. Pablo’s father posed as the doctor at her bedside. The painting was very realistic in style. It won a prize at an exhibit in Madrid. Pablo beat some of the best artists in Spain!
' 16 March
Adolph Blaine Charles from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogery wrote: 'This is a wonderful artwork, highly enjoyable to decipher the meaning.
' 11 March
Tabisa Mbeki from Lusikisiki wrote: 'I am impressed with this painting, it grabbed my attention and I wish I can read more history about it.