Sunday, December 4, 2011

Picasso, Pablo

Marie-Therese Walter
Oil on canvas
other: unknown

Pablo Picasso, (1881 – 1973) was a Spanish painter.
This is a painting of Picasso’s earlier portraits of his young mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter.
He met Teresa when she was just seventeen (at the time he was forty-five). Despite the fact his relationship with her was incognito at first they spent many years together and has a daughter Maya Widmaier-Picasso.
Though it ended when Picasso moved on to his next mistress, artist Dora Maar, Picasso supported Marie and Maya financially, but he never married Marie. In 1977, four years after Picasso's death, Marie-Thérèse committed suicide by hanging herself in the garage.