Monday, March 21, 2011

Girl Before A Mirror

The painting "Girl Before A Mirror" by Pablo Picasso was painted in 1932 on oil on canvas. This painting is a true example of the Cubism that Picasso became famous for. The subject of the painting is said to be Marie-Therese Walter, who was a love interest for Picasso. The painter was preoccupied with confronted opposites and rich colors. I like how the woman's reflection is painted in darker shades of color. This may imply that the woman has a more sinister image of herself. It is also interesting how the woman's arm is outstretched and holding on to the side of the mirror, as if she could in some way hold onto herself.

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