Muses

Picasso

Picasso had numerous affairs and wives and all influenced his art, leading him to new aesthetics and new environments. In Montmartre, in Paris, he moves from the bohemian Fernande who inspired his pink period to Olga, the Russian dancer with whom he leads an elegant social life and gives birth to Paulo. In the late 1920s, he stumbles upon the juvenile blonde Marie-Thérèse Walter - ‘Mademoiselle, je voudrais faire votre portrait. Je suis Picasso’ - and from their illegitimate affair, comes Maya while he selects another mistress, the dramatic Dora Maar. His iconic masterpiece Guernica becomes not only an anti-war manifest but also the witness of Pablo Picasso’s dual love life when both Dora Maar and Marie-Thérèse Walter appear on the canvas. During the 1940s, he meets Françoise Gilot with whom he settles in Vallauris, in the South of France and explores ceramics alongside Claude and Paloma, their children. But in the 1960s, Françoise Gilot leaves the tantalizing genius who recovers promptly when he meets Jacqueline Roque, a 27 year old muse who accompanies the artist in his last years. At 72, he looks great with his muscled body, his tan and his good nature, love and passion surely keeps the man young. All the Picasso children exude together and as adults fight for their father’s heritage in or far from the public eye. For their mothers, overcoming the loss is more complicated: Marie-Thérèse Walter hangs herself in 1977 and Jacqueline Roque kills herself with a gun, in 1986…Faithful shadows that found no spice in an existence without Pablo Picasso.

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Adrienne Fidelin, Marie and Paul Cuttoli, Picasso, Dora Maar and Man Ray
Adrienne Fidelin, Marie and Paul Cuttoli, Picasso, Dora Maar and Man Ray
Bernard Picasso, 1975
Bernard Picasso, 1975
Claude Picasso
Claude Picasso
Claude and Pablo Picasso
Claude and Pablo Picasso
Cocteau, Picasso, Stravinsky and Olga, 1926
Cocteau, Picasso, Stravinsky and Olga, 1926
Dora Maar
Dora Maar
Family
Family
Fernande Olivier, Picasso and Ramon Reventos, 1906
Fernande Olivier, Picasso and Ramon Reventos, 1906
Pablo Picasso and his family at the Arles corrida, 1961
Pablo Picasso and his family at the Arles corrida, 1961
Picasso and his family in Arles, 1961
Picasso and his family in Arles, 1961
Picasso at work with Jacqueline, Catherine Hutin and Jaime Sabartès
Picasso at work with Jacqueline, Catherine Hutin and Jaime Sabartès
Pablo Picasso and his family at the Arles corrida, 1958
Pablo Picasso and his family at the Arles corrida, 1958
Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot, in the background is Picasso's nephew, Javier Vilato, 1948, Golfe-Juan, France
Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot, in the background is Picasso's nephew, Javier Vilato, 1948, Golfe-Juan, France
Jacqueline and Pablo Picasso with Edouard Pignon
Jacqueline and Pablo Picasso with Edouard Pignon
Jacqueline Picasso
Jacqueline Picasso
Jacqueline, Paloma, Maya, Picasso, Claude, Jean Cocteau at a local bullfight. Vallauris, 1955
Jacqueline, Paloma, Maya, Picasso, Claude, Jean Cocteau at a local bullfight. Vallauris, 1955
Jacqueline Roque
Jacqueline Roque
Marie Thérèse Walter
Marie Thérèse Walter
Olga Kolkhova, 1923
Olga Kolkhova, 1923
Olga Picasso, Alice Toklas, Gertrude Stein, Ms & Mrs G Maratier in Bilignin, 1931
Olga Picasso, Alice Toklas, Gertrude Stein, Ms & Mrs G Maratier in Bilignin, 1931
Olga Kolkhova
Olga Kolkhova
Paloma Picasso
Paloma Picasso
Yves Saint Laurent and Paloma Picasso, 1996
Yves Saint Laurent and Paloma Picasso, 1996
Paloma and Claude Picasso
Paloma and Claude Picasso
Paloma Picasso, Marisa Berenson et Loulou de la Falaise
Paloma Picasso, Marisa Berenson et Loulou de la Falaise
Paloma and Claude Picasso
Paloma and Claude Picasso
Paloma and Claude Picasso with their dad, 1957.
Paloma and Claude Picasso with their dad, 1957.
Paloma Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent and Catherine Deneuve
Paloma Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent and Catherine Deneuve
Andy Warhol and Paloma Picasso
Andy Warhol and Paloma Picasso
Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso
Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso
Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso
Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso
Picasso and Maya, 1944
Picasso and Maya, 1944
Picasso and Maya, 1953
Picasso and Maya, 1953
Picasso and Olga Koklova
Picasso and Olga Koklova
Picasso and sister, 1888
Picasso and sister, 1888
Picasso and Claude
Picasso and Claude
Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Jacques Henri Lartigue, 1953
Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Jacques Henri Lartigue, 1953
Pablo Picasso, Luis Miguel Dominguin, Lucia Bose Jacqueline Roque, 1960
Pablo Picasso, Luis Miguel Dominguin, Lucia Bose Jacqueline Roque, 1960
Picasso and Françoise, 1951
Picasso and Françoise, 1951
Jean Cocteau,  Luis Miguel Dominguin and Jacqueline Picasso
Jean Cocteau, Luis Miguel Dominguin and Jacqueline Picasso
Pablo and Paloma Picasso
Pablo and Paloma Picasso
Pablo with Claude Picasso
Pablo with Claude Picasso
Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso
Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso
Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso, 1962
Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso, 1962
Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso, 1963
Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso, 1963
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