Sep 7, 2012

The Weeping Woman

The picture below was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1937. The model used for this painting is Dora Maar. She was a French photographer, poet and painter. She was also Picasso’s mistress, from 1936 until 1944. They were introduced when she was 29 and Picasso was 54.

In the course of their relationship, Picasso said, “Dora, for me, was always a weeping woman… and it’s important, because women are suffering machines”. Picasso also referred to Dora as his “private muse.” She spent her last years alone, in a house near Paris that Picasso had given her.