PABLO PICASSO “Portrait of Francoise Gilot”
Ink drawing portrait with stamp and reference: Bull Erotic Female
Work from 1946 that is hand-signed and dated.
Françoise Gilot was one of the most respected artists of the emerging School of Paris, a movement struggling for recognition during the years of The Occupation. Then, in 1943, during the time of her first important exhibition in Paris, Françoise met Pablo Picasso, an artist 40 years her senior.In 1946, Gilot and Picasso began a decade long relationship and Françoise became both a witness and a participant in one of the last great periods of the modern art movement in Europe.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso: 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpturethe co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
Dimensions: L 28.2 cm / W 21 cm
Date: The artwork is signed in the inferior-right corner: Picasso, and dated: “1er mai 1946”