"Yellow Sweater" by Pablo Picasso

in art •  6 months ago


This is one of my favorite pieces by Picasso in the Museum Berggruen. It's a portrait of one of Picasso''s lovers/muse, Dora Maar who was an artist herself. It is in the classic cubism style that Picasso is known for, and it gives you keen insight into what he saw when he looked at Dora Maar. A seemingly confident women with a knowing and unflinching gaze, but if you look at her hands you see her left hand is digging into the arm of the chair, signifying that the portrayed confidence does not come easily. It has also been stated that when Picasso paints women in chairs, it symbolizes death and dying.

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