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 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.'