Dora Maar by Pablo Picasso (1937) Dora Maar (November 22, 1907 – July 16, 1997) was a French photographer, poet and painter, best known for being a lover/companion of Pablo Picasso. He had a lot of affairs, usually dropping one woman for a younger one.
Le Rêve (The Dream) by Pablo Picasso (1932) 50 year old Picasso portrayed his 22-year-old mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. It is said to have been painted in one afternoon, on 24 January 1932. Note the male organ (probably his) on top of her head.
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon) by Pablo Picasso (1907) When it was first exhibited it was considred scandelous and immoral. One of the advantages of Primitivism and proto-cubism is that today this is pretty safe for work (SFW). Pablo preferred calling it ‘The Brothel of Avignon’ because the models were, in fact, …
Pierrot With Mask by Pablo Picasso (1918) A Pierrot is, in evolutionary terms, the missing link between harlequins and clowns.
The Kiss (Le Baiser) by Pablo Picasso (1904) This was among the last of his ‘blue’ and first of his ‘rose’ periods. The most commonly accepted periods in Pablo Picasso’s work are: the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919).
Girl Before Mirror by Pablo Picasso (1932) X-Rays indicate that there is a much more realistic version of this painting of Marie-Thérèse Walter.
Garcon a la Pipe by Pablo Picasso (1905) Picasso described the young man as one of the “local types, actors, ladies, gentlemen, delinquents… He stayed there, sometimes the whole day. He watched me work. He loved that.” Others say the teenager was ‘Little Louis.’
Self Portrait by Pablo Picasso (1907) “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” -Pablo Picasso
Harlequin with Glass by Pablo Picasso (1905) The harlequin was introduced by the Italian actor Tristano Martinelli in the 1580s, and it became a stock (commonly used) character after Tristano’s death in 1630. The white-face clown we know today was begun in the early 1800s. Asleep by Pablo Picasso