Weeping Women – A Picasso Doodle?

I was lucky enough to see Picasso’s original “Weeping Women” (1937) during a recent visit to the Tate Gallery in Liverpool. I’m sure Picasso would have loved to have painted at a DoodleJam sessions to music. I wonder what music we could have played to make him feel at home: Bob Marley – No Women, No Cry?


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.

DOODLEJAM “a frame of mind”:


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