©Pablo Picasso - Le Rêve. A dream 1931

Picasso A dream 1931
Le Rêve. A dream
1931 130x97cm oil/canvas
Private collection

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Le Rêve (French, "The Dream") is a 1932 oil painting by Pablo Picasso, then 50 years old, portraying his 22-year-old mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. It is said to have been painted in one afternoon, on 24 January 1932. It belongs to Picasso's period of distorted depictions, with its oversimplified outlines and contrasted colors resembling early Fauvism.
The erotic content of the painting has been noted repeatedly, with critics pointing out that Picasso painted an erect penis, presumably symbolizing his own, in the upturned face of his model.