Late Period

World War II and late 1940’s: 1939-1949

During the Second World War, Picasso remained in Paris while the city was under German occupation. Due to Picasso’s artistic style not fitting the Nazi ideal of art (rather, his work was classified as Degenerate Art), he did not exhibit during this time. Retreating to his studio, he continued to paint, producing works such as the Still Life with Guitar (1942) and The Charnel House (1944–48). In 1944, after the liberation of Paris, the then 63 year old Picasso began a romantic relationship with a young art student named Françoise Gilot; Read more