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-Th?r?se: 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 Ch?teau 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 comments21 September
Pascal from New York wrote: 'Like everything, you must study or practice to appreciate. If you have eaten burgers and pizza your whole life, it may be difficult to appreciate sushi.
' 16 July
steve from USA wrote: 'Breathtaking as everything he's ever done. Rich vibrant colors and sharp visceral angles. Picasso is a master
' 28 June
Nikolai from Switzerland wrote: 'The painting is certainly impressive, to say the least. But what has always struck me as curious is that none of Picasso's other works from this period are anywhere near as accomplished as this painting. It is a well known fact that at one time it was a common practice in teaching painting, for the master to repaint areas of the student's work. In the case of this painting, I cannot help but wonder how much of it might have actually been painted by Picasso's father.
' 14 June
Ricardo Lapin from Switzerland wrote: 'How much perversion to treat a couple as if they were an object (a model, "muse", etc.) and be indifferent to painting their suffering over and over again, for years without doing anything to help her.
' 24 May
byats wurnt from Switzerland wrote: 'I think, when dealing with an abstract piece, one must take an approach similar to reading.
On the right, I can see buildings, a staple of modern life.
Warm colours, may indicate heat?
There's a curtain on the left harlequin.
Now we just have to make sense of it.
' 15 May
Wong Tsz Hang from Switzerland wrote: 'The drawings are confusing, there are many colours mixed together and don't know what it is. And it looks unusual.
' 23 April
Santiago from San Diego wrote: 'Did Picasso ever draw some daises white and yellow on a window sill?
' 30 March
Cassandra from Scandinavia wrote: 'This in intruiguing, I am researching this painting for a school project.
' 25 March
Cosma from Germany wrote: ':) Look at this great picture and smile. GO PAINTIG NOT WAR
' 24 February
Vic from Melbourne wrote: 'Can't believe Picasso made a sculpture of Ye himself
' 12 February
Alan from Rochester wrote: 'Anybody know in what museum or collection HEAD OF A WOMAN WITH BLUE HAT RED RIBBON
(Tête de femme au chapeau bleu a ruban rouge), 1939 is located?
' 10 February
Micheal Scott from Rochester wrote: 'This says a lot about our society.