Monday, January 9, 2012

Jacqueline's Boudoir, Inspired by Picasso Painting by k Madison Moore

Jacqueline's Boudoir
Inspired By Picasso


11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas
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Art within Art Series

I few months ago I did a painting of Picasso's
Wives and Lovers all in one painting. Now I am going
to paint each one of them in their own single
composition and interior.

I really like Picasso's works of his last wife 
Jacqueline who was married to him for 20 years before
his death and was so devoted to him. Picasso painted
hundreds of portraits of her in the last years of his life.

I painted Paloma's Boudoir early in this series
who was Picasso's daughter and the painting
 was a big hit. Jacqueline missed Picasso so much
 that I envisioned her in deep thought about
him looking out at the water in the South of 
France where she lived. The figure of Jacqueline
is my take from one of his paintings as well
as the self portrait. Enjoy!

Jacqueline Roque (February 24, 1927 – October 15, 1986) was the second wife of  Pablo Picasso and his frequent model. Picasso spent the last 20 years of his life with Roque, during which time he created more than 400 portraits of her. They had no children.
Roque was married previously; from her first marriage she had a daughter, Catherine Hutin-Blay. Before meeting Picasso, she was a saleswoman at  Madoura Potteryy in  Vallauris, where Picasso's ceramic works were created. After Pablo Picasso separated from Franqoise Gilot, they began their relationship.
Picasso was 79 and Jacqueline 35 when they were secretly married on March 2, 1961 in  Vallaurison . Duncan observes: "Jacqueline is the only person I've ever met who gave herself up completely to another."

Jacqueline and Picasso
in The South of France

Roque's image began to appear in Picasso's paintings in May 1954. These portraits are characterized by an exaggerated neck and feline face, distortions of Roque's features. Eventually her dark eyes and eyebrows, high cheekbones, and classical profile would become familiar symbols in his late paintings. It is likely that Picasso's series of paintings derived from Eugene Delacroi's The Women of Algiers was inspired by Roque's beauty; the artist commented that "Delacroix had already met Jacqueline.  In 1955 he drew Jacqueline as "Lola de Valence", a reference to  Edouard Manet's  painting of the Spanish dancer. In 1963 he painted her portrait 160 times, and continued to paint her, in increasingly abstracted forms, until 1972.

After Picasso's death in 1973, Roque fought with his children over the distribution of the artist's estate, and agreed to establish the  Musee Picasso in Madrid.

Jacqueline Roque killed herself with a gun 13 years after the death in Mouguns.
She was the most devoted woman in Picasso's life, the last of many of  Picasso
Read about Jacqueline


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