The Art Critic: Picasso’s Weeping Woman

March 16, 2009 § 5 Comments

The Weeping Woman (1937)
Author: Pablo Picasso
Technique: Oil on canvas
Genre: Cubism, abstract, portrait

The setting of the featured work is the Spanish Civil War. The lady in the painting is Dora Maar – one of Picasso’s most beloved mistresses. She is portrayed to be weeping profusely, in remembrance of the many innocent lives perished in the bloodshed.



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§ 5 Responses to The Art Critic: Picasso’s Weeping Woman

  • tobeme says:

    I love your interpretation of this painting, it means so much more to me now. Thank-you.

  • HalfCrazy says:

    Surrealism is the style that intends to shock whoever views ’em, right? I hope I got that right from my Art Appreciation class. Of course I was listening, hahaha!

    I have to agree that Picasso captured the woman grieving over the bloodshed, a beautiful work indeed.

  • PiedType says:

    I’m generally not a Picasso fan, but the story on this was very interesting. Why one would need a model for a picture like this, however, is beyond me.

  • Paradigm says:

    To me this is when art became self-aware and manipulative. This trend led us to today’s artists physically assaulting the audience or killing animals for shock value.

    The last real art movement was impressionism. Or possibly Jugend.

  • Though it expresses the emotions very well, it is not that beautiful.

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