This picture was painted shortly before the exhibition of Picasso’s works in Galeries Georges Petit in Paris in 1932. It was then that the artist decided to open up for the first time and exhibited a few works glorifying his paramour Marie Therese Walter and demonstrating quite a different kind of arts. He met Marie in 1927 and hid his affair for all those years. The girl appeared in his paintings at times only - with delicate hints, barely noticeable details only Picasso’s wife, Olga, was able to see through.
Marie is often painted sleeping or having rest in these works; her prominent Grecian profile is always emphasized, and her athletic build embodies health and fullness of life. Sculpturesque forms are highlighted with smooth lines, and a wealth of clear and contrast colors saturate the image with emotions.
A concept of “a muse” was always quite concrete for Picasso; it was palpable and often embodied in a certain woman. Strong feelings inspired the artist for great creative breakthroughs that had enough energy to make new ideas bloom like flowers. When Pablo met Marie, his spirit of surreal experimenting of the later 1920’s was transfigured into an absolutely new style with his new muse - a harmonious, sensual and very intimate one.
---sold for $36,920,500 at Sotheby’s (14 May 2018)---
13 January L 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.'
30 December scout from australia wrote: 'people like Pablo are the reason why i don't believe i'll ever do anything good with my life, 16 years old and best i can do is wake up at 4pm.'
11 November Mary Hestand from Texas wrote: 'It's remarkable to see Picasso's output for 1937 alone. Just the paintings he made that year would be enough to cement any artist's reputation as a master for life.'
27 September obeido from Texas wrote: 'well picasso work sold 3-4 million back in 1980s now it selling for 100 million plus what make you think that his prints sell for few hundred dollars now the price i am sure it is up there compier to back then -'
22 September Lloyd from Texas wrote: 'Love cats , so going to help with my art exam !'
11 September November from Texas wrote: 'Quarantine boredom has took me here staring at Picasso painting when he was 8. What a gifted person had ever lived!'
17 August Nascan from Bruxelles wrote: 'Bonjour
Ou se trouve l’original de ce tableau « Paul en pierrot »???'
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