I’ve been sketching bits of Picasso, the top left is Large Nude in a Red Armchair, the face piece is a close up from Weeping Woman, and Marie-Therese in the bottom is from Nude, Green leaves and Bust.
Discarded poetry extracts with bio’s, bio’s found from this site.
Picasso met the blonde 17 year-old outside the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris in 1927, but kept their affair secret for eight years. She gave him a daughter, Maia, in 1935, at about the time she was supplanted in Picasso’s affections by Dora Maar. She hanged herself in 1977.
Sex that lifted the roof
tore the beams and let in the sky
So that behind the curtains, the fluttering blinds
Are the clouds, how they pile up
He makes me pale as an angel, casting new shadows
A talented artist and photographer, this Surrealist icon – powerfully portrayed by Man Ray – had a tragic air, caused, Picasso believed, by her inability to have children. She ended her days surrounded by dust-encrusted relics of her time with Picasso.
Dora Maar-Weeping Woman
Tears roll down your face
Making you a jigsaw
The cant of love is old and you are weary
You pant with the need to throw yourself down
And bed again with the man
Whose face lives at the back of your mind
He stares from the silent walls
And you stare out from his brush