Topic 1. Speaking: Weeping woman, Picasso. (1937)
Picasso wanted to show this woman’s unhappiness and tears rather than to create an exact portrait of her face. The jagged shapes like pieces of glass, the bright colours and the thick black outlines make us think of strong feelings, like anger or sadness. Can you imagine her sobs and tears?
She’s holding a handkerchief. She’s wearing a red hat with a flower in it, and her hair is neatly combed, as if she dressed for an important occasion.
What do you think has upset her so much?
Now it’s your turn, talk to a partner.