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Jeune fille endormie by Pablo Picasso

Blog: #24 of 30 by Richard Barone

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June 8th, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Pablo Picasso painted this portrait of his mistress-muse (musestress), seventeen-year-old Marie-Therese Walter in 1935. She is a "jeune fille endormie," a young girl sleeping, supposedly after being loved by him. Or was it before? Can we tell by the painting? Is this a piece of sublimated pornography, a work of art, or both? One or two faces? Sleeping eye or smiling mouth? Open eye or open ear? Is blue ambiguous and red sincere? So it seems.

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Jeune fille endormie by Pablo Picasso

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