Francoise Gilot Woman in an Armchair by Pablo Picasso

Woman in an Armchair (Francoise Gilot)

Woman in an Armchair by Pablo Picasso

Painting Details

20th Century Artist: Pablo Picasso
Title and Year: Woman in an Armchair, 1948
Subject: Portraits, Female Portraits


The paintings of Picasso's lover Francoise Gilot saw the artist return to a more feminine and lighter portrayal of the female portrait after his darker Dora Maar pictures. In this print it looks like the arm sleeves of the model are covered in fertility symbols, which must have felt like a slap in the face to Maar who was barren and incapable of bearing children. It's said that Picasso lived passionately and broke up with his lovers passionately, so it could have been a petty dig at his ex-lover Maar. Picasso went on to have 2 children with the painter and writer Francoise Gilot, a son Claude and and a daughter Paloma.

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