Thursday, October 22, 2020

Picasso’s Portraits of Women Offered by Madison Art Society


Weeping Woman, 1937, Pablo Picasso

Weeping Woman, 1937, Pablo Picasso )

The Madison Art Society will host a Zoom art lecture presented by Old Lyme resident Bob Potter titled, “Picasso’s Portraits of Women,” on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.

This lecture will explore the variety and intensity of Picasso’s portraits of women from his earliest days, as a starving artist in Paris, until his last years, presenting a retrospective of the changing and dramatic styles of the art of Pablo Picasso and the women who inspired his life.

Throughout his life, the subject of women would be one of the most enduring and transformative inspirations for Picasso’s art. From lyrical drawings and sensitive portraits to bold and sometimes grotesque interpretations in paint and composition, he would endlessly explore the beauty and mystery of the female face and form. The women who would pose for Picasso would be lovers and wives and each a passionate muse. The relationship between artist and model could sometimes be cruel and destructive. They would result in paintings that would revolutionize modern art in the 20th century.

The lecture is free and open to all; registration must be done by emailing by noon on Monday, Sept. 28. Those who RSVP will receive the Zoom link on the day before the lecture via email. For more information, visit

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