picasso rose period
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) printed by Louis Fort (French, 19th-20th century) published by Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867-1939) The Two Saltimbanques, from The Saltimbanques, 1905, printed and published 1913 Drypoint on ivory wove paper 120 x 91 mm (image/plate); 193 x 129 mm (sheet) Albert Roullier Memorial Collection, 1927.1378 Baer & Geiser 6 III/III, b.2; Bloch 5; Geiser 6 only state, b The Art Institute of Chicago
Before Christmas of 1931 and New Year of 1932, her features appeared in his paintings only in coded form. However, this January 1932 picture uses the curves of her body to transform her into a graceful ‘sleeping beauty’, and was the first in a succession that eventually betrayed her identity. Picasso’s wife, Olga, suddenly realised the facial features were not her own. The marriage later broke up.
Marie-Thérèse Walter (13 July 1909 – 20 October 1977) was the French mistress and model of Pablo Picasso from 1927 to about 1935, and the mother of his daughter, Maya Widmaier-Picasso. Their relationship began when she was seventeen years old; he was 45 and still living with his first wife, Olga Khokhlova Four years after Picasso’s death in 1973, Walter hung herself.
Pablo Picasso >> The Blue Coffee Pot (1944) | "A cup of coffee - real coffee - home-browned, home ground, home made, that comes to you dark as a hazel-eye, but changes to a golden bronze as you temper it with cream that never cheated, but was real cream from its birth, thick, tenderly yellow, perfectly sweet, neither lumpy nor frothing on the Java: such a cup of coffee is a match for twenty blue devils and will exorcise them all." Henry Ward Beecher, 'Eyes and Ears