1937WHERE CAN I SEE IT?
This painting is part of the Tate collection but currently not on display. CheckTate Modern
or Tate Britain
to see when it will next be on show.I LIKE IT
See also 'The Three Dancers
Given his tendency to mistreat his mistresses, Picasso could have made a career out of paintings with this title. But although this terrifyingly distressed cubist female’s features were based on those of his lover Dora Maar, it is Franco rather than Picasso who has caused her eerily profuse tears. Painted in 1937, she is the mother of a baby killed by the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, and a continuation (one of a series) of Picasso’s great depiction of that atrocity. She is also, however, all women – ‘machines for suffering’ as Picasso called them – and none: Maar, the model, was unable to have children.