©Pablo Picasso - Pitcher and Fruit Bowl 1931

Picasso Pitcher and Fruit Bowl  1931
Pitcher and Fruit Bowl
1931 130x194cm oil/canvas
The Saint Louis Art Museum

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From The Saint Louis Art Museum:
A pitcher, a philodendron plant, and a basket of fruit rest on a mantelpiece and are bound together by sweeping black lines. Pablo Picasso often invested his still lifes with secret meanings, and this work is a disguised portrait of his young and voluptuous lover, Marie-Thérèse Walter. The pitcher is painted in the brilliant yellow often used to represent Marie-Thérèse’s hair while the green apple suggests the form of her breast and the curling black lines refer to the contours of her body.