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8 January 2014

See Picasso's Weeping Woman

Your author spent a pleasant hour or so wandering in the Tate Modern's Poetry and Dream section last Friday, affording an opportunity to reacquaint himself with some great works of art. Pablo Picasso's Weeping Woman hangs in the gallery on Level 2, originally painted by the artist in 1937 and acquired by the Tate in 1987.

Though the woman's features are supposedly based on Picasso’s lover Dora Maar, we are told that the painting is a continuation of one emotive element in Picasso's epic Guernica, where a weeping woman holds her dead child. The Tate's version is the last in a series of such paintings.

For more, see http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/picasso-weeping-woman-t05010

^Picture © Jorge Alberto Mussuto used under a Creative Commons license^

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