Saturday, February 8, 2014

the weeping woman

colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. -pablo picasso

the weeping woman (pablo picasso, 1937)

this is one of my favorite picasso paintings of this series; the colors tell a story, like all of his works of art, and somehow it makes me happy - even though it is supposed to portray sorrow and suffering. 

the muse for this series was a professional french photographer and poet named dora maar, also a lover of picasso. 

"dora, for me, was always a weeping woman... and it's important, because women are suffering machines."

nice, pablo.

the years lie in wait for you (dora maar, 1936)

The soul that still yesterday wept is quiet -- it's exile suspended
a country without art only nature
Memory magnolia pure so far off

I am blind
and made from a bit of earth
But your gaze never leaves me
And your angel keeps me.

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