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The Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso is a silent protest of the bombing of

Guernica. The painting, completed in 1937, is a colorful display of the pain felt in a
time of horror. The strategically placed tears, the blue chattering teeth and piercing
black eyes display an emotional woman. The womans face has jagged lines and a
jaw that seems to remove itself. The viewer is presented with a combination of
bright colors and dark hues that represent both the shock and the death that
surrounds this woman.
Style and Technique

The use of distorted images and an Expressionism vibe surround this painting.
Picassos model, Dora Maar, was the inspiration after she suffered a tremendous
loss during the war. The oil on canvas painting displays her loss through angles,
lines and color. Picasso painted Doras hair with a mix of blue and black. He also
used the shallow space to give depth while acidic green and shades of mauve
create the appearance of loss.
Pablo Picassos The Weeping Woman is the final portrayal in a series of painful
images. The rearranged shapes, array of colors and stark design of this painting
invoke the viewer in a variety of ways.
Artist

Pablo Picasso

Year

1937

Medium Oil on canvas


Location Tate Gallery in
Liverpool
Dimensi 23 19 inches
ons
60 49 cm

The Weeping Woman

By: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso
"Picasso" redirects here. For other uses, see Picasso
(disambiguation).

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or


paternal family name is Ruiz and the second or maternal
family name is Picasso.
Pablo Picasso

Picasso in 1908
Born

Pablo Diego Jos


Francisco de Paula Juan
Nepomuceno Mara de los
Remedios Cipriano de la
Santsima Trinidad Ruiz y
Picasso[1]
25 October 1881
Mlaga, Spain

Died

8 April 1973 (aged 91)


Mougins, France

Resti
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Chteau of Vauvenargues
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place
Natio Spanish
nality
Educa Jos Ruiz y
tion
Blasco (father)
Real Academia de Bellas
Artes de San Fernando
Know Painting,
n for drawing, sculpture,print
making, ceramics, stage
design, writing
Notab Les Demoiselles
le
d'Avignon(1907)
work Guernica (1937)
The Weeping
Woman (1937)
Move Cubism, Surrealism
ment
Spous Olga Khokhlova
e(s)
(m. 1918; d. 1955)
Jacqueline Roque
(m. 1961)
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (/p
kso, -kso/;[2]Spanish: [palo pikaso]; 25 October
1881 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter,
sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and
playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.
Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential
artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding
theCubist movement, the invention of constructed

sculpture,[3][4] the co-invention of collage, and for the wide


variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les
Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a
portrayal of the Bombing of Guernica by the German and
Italian airforces at the behest of the Spanish nationalist
government during the Spanish Civil War.
Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp are regarded
as the three artists who most defined the revolutionary
developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of
the 20th century, responsible for significant developments
in painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics.
Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his
early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his
childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the
20th century, his style changed as he experimented with
different theories, techniques, and ideas. His work is often
categorized into periods. While the names of many of his
later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted
periods in his work are the Blue Period (19011904),
theRose Period (19041906), the African-influenced
Period (19071909), AnalyticCubism (19091912), and
Synthetic Cubism (19121919), also referred to as
the Crystal period.
Exceptionally prolific throughout the course of his long
life, Picasso achieved universal renown and immense
fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments,
and became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century
art.