PABLO PICASSO, 1953, oil on canvas

This spirited Spanish painter and sculptor cleared the path for many generations of artists. Through the discovery of African masks and sculptures, he became the founder of a new, revolutionary art movement: cubism. He developed a large number of new techniques and styles.

This is the portrait of Françoise Gilot, a French painter, muse and mistress of Picasso. In 1944 Picasso started a 9-year relationship and she became the mother of Claude and Paloma Picasso. She was the only woman who ever decided to separate from him because of his infidelity. Eleven years after their breakup, Françoise wrote the book ‘Living with Picasso’. Picasso asked the court to ban the book, but was proved wrong. it became one of the few books on his personal life.

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