Pablo Picasso – The Weeping Woman

Pablo Picasso is a historical artist who was a Spanish painter, sculpture, print maker and he invented collage.  He also did stage design, was a poet and playwright as well. He was born October 25 1881 and died on the 8th of April 1973. He spent most of his life in France as an artist.  In his early days as an artist he painted in a realistic manner however the prints that we are researching are more abstract.  His style changed as he experimented with different theories, ideas and techniques.

Weeping Woman 1937 by Pablo Picasso 1881-1973
The Weeping Woman – 1937 – oil on canvas

The painting, completed in 1937, is a colorful display of the pain felt in a time of horror. The tears, blue chattering teeth and piercing black eyes show an emotional and distraught woman. The woman’s face has jagged lines and a jaw that seems to create a second set of hand. The yellows, greens and browns give a very ill and diseased vibe to the painting. He uses hash ridged lines to make up the face, this could shadows the woman’s heartbreak and brokenness. Picasso’s model, Dora Maar, was the inspiration for the painting after she suffered a tremendous loss during the war.

 

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