I had the very good fortune this month to view the Picasso exhibit at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. The exhibit continues until October 9, 2011 and it has 150 pieces representing Picasso's work from 1902 to 1970. It is almost overwhelming and fills NINE rooms.
As imagined such a long career meant that Picasso experimented with many styles. His Cubism and Impressionism years are my favorite and the exhibit did not disappoint. It is so amazing to stand inches away from the actual canvas of famous artworks and see the brushstrokes. To step back and wonder how did he decide it was finished? The works were all so unique and different.
The top painting from 1937 is Portrait of Dora Maar who was Picasso's lover. The lower painting is also from 1937 of another lover Marie-Therese Walter but, the piece is titled The Weeping Woman.