Picasso and the Weeping Women: The Years of Marie-Therese Walter and Dora Maar

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Picasso made nearly 60 wrenching pictures of weeping women, mostly during 1937, the same year he painted Guernica , his protest against the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. On one level, these weeping women represented the victims of bombed Guernica--grieving mothers, terrified peasants, stunned survivors--on another, they stand for the anguish of Europe teetering toward world war. On yet another level, as this revelatory catalogue of a traveling exhibit demonstrates, the weeping women, with their contorted faces and macabre expressions, reflect Picasso's relationships with three women. According to Freeman, the exhibit's curator, these paintings, drawings and prints embody Picasso's vitriolic anger toward his estranged first wife Olga Koklova, his response to his compliant yet tormented mistress Marie-Therese Walter and the emotional intensity of surrealist photographer Dora Maar, who replaced Walter as his lover. This analytical study includes 100 color plates plus photographs of Picasso's three muses, who display striking physical similarities to the weeping women. (Apr.)
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Examines the image of a weeping woman prominent in many of Picasso's works from 1937, often interpreted as a demonstration of the artist's political anguish over the war engulfing Europe. The author argues that this image is also an expression of Picasso's turbulent personal life, showing how he incorporated stylized features of the three women with whom he was deeply and emotionally entangled at the time: his first wife, Olga Koklova; Marie-Therese Walter, his voluptuous young mistress; and his volatile companion, the surrealist photographer Dora Maar. 8 1/2" x 11". Color and black-and-white illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847818006
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 3/15/1994
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.95 (w) x 11.33 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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