Picasso tried to preserve his independence by taking an interest in the unknown and the unfamiliar. He set up a sculptor’s studio near Paris and began to experiment with this new artistic medium. He produced a series of assemblies with a Guitar theme, using objects such as shirts, floor-rags, nails and string, as well as sculptures. In 1927, Picasso began an affair with seventeen-year old Marie-Thérèse Walter, his son Paolo's nurse.
Pablo Picasso’s painting of a Woman In A Armchair, is one of my favorites. I love it because like many of his works, it is simple while at the same time being intricate. In all honesty, I have no idea what Picasso was really trying to do when he created this painting. I don’t know why he chose a particular color, or why he placed a line where he did. However, I do know that it works, and for some reason it makes sense – at least to me. I can only speculate on the why and on the how. Essentially, that is the beauty of art, to look at a piece of artwork and analyze what works for you, what causes it to make sense to you as an individual. You don’t need to understand a piece or even like it. Just observe, appreciate and respect it.
Pablo Picasso - Essay - Cynthia-Gomez