Weeping Woman 1937 Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax with additional payment (Grant-in-Aid) made with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1987 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T05010

Topic 1. Speaking: Weeping woman, Picasso. (1937)

Hi team!

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.

Teacher Montse

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