Two Women in Front of a Window

Two Women in Front of a Window forms the bridge between Cubism and Surrealism. Picasso retains the geometric play of early Cubism as well as a framing device similar to many of his collages. The women of the title can be seen as representing two opposing principles highlighted by painting them in quite different styles. One can identify the figure on the left as a hard, angular woman (likely Picasso’s wife, Olga), and the figure on the right as a more sensuous woman (likely Marie-Thérèse Walter, his lover at the time). Whereas the left figure is sharp and concrete like Cubism, the right figure is inviting, delicate, and ghost-like, appearing as if she is from a dream; she is Surrealism.
SKU: 6551
Creator: Pablo Picasso
Date: 1927
Original Medium: oil on canvas
Original Size: 38 1/2 x 51 1/2 in.
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
© Succession Picasso 2011

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