©Pablo Picasso - Crying woman 1937

Picasso Crying woman 1937
Crying woman
1937 60x50cm oil/canvas
Tate Gallery, London, UK

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From Tate Gallery, London:
One of the worst atrocities of the Spanish Civil War was the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica by the German air force, lending their support to the Nationalist forces of General Franco. Picasso responded to the massacre by painting the vast mural Guernica, and for months afterwards he made subsidiary paintings based on one of the figures in the mural: a weeping woman holding her dead child. Weeping Woman is the last and most elaborate of the series. The woman’s features are based on Picasso’s lover Dora Maar.