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.
Amazing Painting!!, I'm using for my art project 23 May
#33. Nelly Zlateva, España
Magnifico retrato! La linia es viva y fuerte como el Mar Mediterráneo. Me encanta! Gracias Picasso! 03 April
#32. haleya, san dimas
this is not one of his best art work OML
#31. Ciaran, Wales
Done this for artwork 09 February
#30. Amelia, Virginia
wow 11/10 31 October
#29. Isha, United Kingdom
this is really cool! I did this for my art project! 15 September
#28. Libby, England
This picture is beautiful, I`m using as my art homework! 26 April
#27. 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. 10 April
#26. Ic eis,
Its the prettiest poteait 27 March
#25. 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? 24 March
#24. 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! 24 March
#23. Michaela, Australia
I`m drawing this right now it`s amazing 09 March
Doing this for my art project 01 November
Love it 01 November
#20. Pablo Picasso, Underground
Thanks for the feedback guys! 20 September
#19. Ying , Sydney
Why is the hand uncompleted ? but it`s still nice 20 August
#18. Shengjie , Shanghai
WOW, AWESOME 20 August
#17. Gloria , Sydney
COOL, I AM DOING THIS FOR MY ART ASSIGNMENT 24 July
#16. fatimahisdabest, london
WOOW everyone is doinge it for there project lol 29 May
#15. fatimahisdabest, london
Thank you ♥ for posting the picture it is beautiful 29 May
#14. bella, England, london
i did this for my art prodject!
#13. trololol, spain
i did this to my art prodject 01 November
#12. jessica, kỏea
I love this 16 September
#11. heeyyou ,
omgosh hahhahaha im doing this for my ART assignment :) 12 September
#10. 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. 08 July
#9. Camii Rrr, Jamaica
I didn`t o this for my spanish project either!! lol
I did it for my art project!! 25 February
#8. 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 08 February
#7. sarah , england
love her hair beautifully drawn 28 November
#6. vic, England
I think she is beautiful, I love her hair! 03 November
#5. dude witith face, Gloucester
i didnt do this for my spanish project!!! 11 March
#4. Kimmy, missouri
i did this for my spanish project too! 25 May
#3. Mae, England
Beautiful 22 May
#2. Grace, Missouri
I did this for my spanish project ! :) 11 March
WOOOOWWW, so beautiful 02 March
12 recent comments
21 May Roberto Dantas Araújo wrote: 'Onde se localiza atualmente este auto retrato de Picasso com 90 anos de 1972 realizado a
lápis de cera?'
21 May Steve Wirth 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.'
27 February Yukiko from New York wrote: 'This reminds me of ancient Egypt. Looking very traditional.'
23 February Sonia from Australia wrote: 'What are the original dimensions of Maternity by Picasso?'
31 January Tomad from San Francisco wrote: 'What is the white object on the table? Next to the blue coffee pot.'