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
30 May Gregg S from Oakland, CA wrote: 'This is a very poor example of this lithograph. Every litho is somewhat different by the very nature of the process. But this one is missing a great deal of background ink all around the image, especially near the bottom that the horses legs blend into.'
11 May Christopher from Portland wrote: 'Do people think they are original with the 8 years old comments? That is such an old joke, and so stupid. Perhaps your mind is that of an 8 year old if you can't see the beauty and genius of Picasso. Please go back to watching TV. This art is not for you.'
01 May Austral from Leighton Buzzard wrote: 'I don't understand those who say they "don't understand the hype". Surely this is a page about Picasso, so if you don't like him, don't come here??... I'll be honest, five years ago I didn't really enjoy Picasso as much as I do now. He is not everyone's cup of tea, especially his avant garde work, but when you look at his hole body of work, I can't help but be impressed. He had such a wide range of styles and was quite successful in most of them. Granted he was an arrogant man and I'm not a fan of his personality, but I don't think he'd much care what we think. I just hope if there's an afterlife, Henri Rosseau is having his own back. :-)'
28 March Max Topfer from Germany wrote: 'It's Josep Fondervila, owner of the Inn in Gosol, Spain. Picasso spent 2 weeks and gained new inspiration, ended his blue and rose period'
14 March cr33p3r from Germany wrote: 'guys whats the meaning behind this painting I need to know for an art project at school'
10 March Prof. da Costa from Philadelphia wrote: 'for all of you inspired and maybe a bit intimidated by Picasso, if you wish to paint, paint (lots of online and free websites) and if not, don't be intimidated. You can appreciate his work and/or someday will have the strength to wake up and sketch or doodle or copy the works of the master. It's all good. At least you got up to see this website.I used to not appreciate Picasso until I read more about him. Sure, he was a misogynist but his life's work is amazing. I started out at age 18 months drawing circles with dots in the middle under the curtains and now am pretty prolific and inspired and I'm turning 70 this month.'
26 February Lera from Russia; Yekaterinburg wrote: 'cool picture'
06 February breyana arrieta from Russia; Yekaterinburg wrote: 'this artwork is so good I love all the abstract and the colors.'
29 January yunwei from berlin wrote: 'i have this painting tattooed on my arm.'
29 January Denis Noel-Smith from Somerset England wrote: 'I studied art for O level at school but did not take the exam as I joined the Army instead at age 17 joined in 1965 and left in 1984. I have been inspired to take up painting again at the age of 72. I have been painting for a year now and have produced about 50 pictures which I gibe away to family and friends. Picasso/Goya/Velasquez/Van Gough/ Dali and others give me inspiration. I paint on cardboard,board.canvas, ceramic etc - My daughter went to Central St Martins- one of my sister is a very good painter and lives in Cornwall and another (self taught) paints in her studio in Cheltenham - to me as an old man suffering from combat induced PTSD, and in lock down, painting has been a joy and theraputic'
13 January L from Somerset England wrote: 'personally i don't understand the hype. sure, it's good for an 8 year old, but tbh it's not that interesting to me.'
03 January friend from California wrote: 'so you start at 16. Eight year difference isn’t much. Even a 50 year difference. You can always start and work to improve dude :) all you need is a little interest. (And don’t be afraid to look for help, maybe one day you can give back) I believe in you.'