Picasso met Jacqueline Roque at the pottery where she worked. She was 27 and he was 72. He drew doves in chalk on the walls of her house and gave her a rose each day. In 6 months she said yes and they got married in March 1961.
“Jacqueline with Flowers” (1954) is one of the first paintings signifying the beginning of a new period in the maitre’s creative work. A new muse, a new love. The artist’s biographer Antonina Valentin calls her a “modern sphinx”. There is definitely something mythic in this figure with a long neck, a catlike face and a rapier glance of her almond eyes. Jacqueline liked sitting in this position which reappears in her later portraits including those of the “Odalisques” series.
When Picasso first met Jacqueline, he was astonished at her resemblance to one of Delacroix’s “Women of Algiers”, the one holding the hookah. “Eugene Delacroix had already met you,” the artist said. Therefore, it is most likely that it was Picasso’s last muse that inspired the renowned series.
A question for you guys... the original artwork was on the canvas (oil on canvas)?
Thanks heaps:) 05 September
#2. Renee, USA, Kansas City
I am by no means an "expert" but I am a collector. In my travels I have seen pieces range from $9,000 to $50,000 for Picasso printer`s proofs. Hope this helps. 06 October
#1. Pete, USA, Portland, OR
I am considering buying the printer`s proof of this painting from a reputable art gallery in Scottsdale AZ. Does any art "expert" out there know what would be a fair price. I have no idea if the price I`m being quoted is a market price. 25 September
12 recent comments
07 August May de la Vega from Miami wrote: 'My inspiration was the great Master P. Picasso, I love his art, and his style helped me to get my own style.'
08 July HungLarry77 from Miami wrote: 'This isn't even impressive yeah sure he was 8 but I've seen better from a retarded infant after his diaper comes off. 2/10'
06 July Diana from Los Angeles, California wrote: 'Picasso’s challenge to us today, (2021) to see, in ordinary “things” we utilize every day, STRENGTH, to realize in what is “ordinary” PURPOSE, the “challenge” to RIDE, as Picasso demonstrates VISION'
14 June Tuila Jost from Rio de Janeiro wrote: 'Hi I would like to know the original measurements of the Blue boy board and where it is. Thank you.'
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.'