Picasso's Muses

November 6, 2014 - February 15, 2015

Due to the popularity of the Masterpiece of the Month series, especially Pablo Picasso’s Tête de femme (Head of a Woman), 1952, which was on view in August, the Norton has created Picasso’s Muses, on view Nov. 6, 2014 – Feb. 15, 2015. The artist drew inspiration from many sources during his long life and career, including French café society, the struggling poor, live models, and especially girlfriends and mistresses – which Picasso’s Muses illustrates. “Picasso returns again and again to his female companions as a source of pictorial and sculptural inspiration,” explains Jerry Dobrick, Curatorial Associate for European Art. The centerpiece of this boutique exhibition is Woman with Wrist Watch, from 1932, a monumental work inspired by Marie-Thérèse Walter, with whom Picasso was then in a relationship. Also in the exhibition is another work from the Tête de femme series  as well as works from the Museum Collection.