©Pablo Picasso - Two nude women 1946

Picasso Two nude women 1946
Two nude women
1946 32x43cm lithograph
The Museum of Modern Art, NY

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From The Museum of Modern Art:
The motif of one figure watching another figure sleeping recurs in Picasso's art throughout his career. Variations include scenes with two women, a man and a woman, and a mythical creature with a woman. The female figures were often inspired by the women in his life at the time. One explanation for the persistence of this theme is the fact that Picasso worked at night and had ample opportunity to observe his lovers sleeping.