Museu Picasso

Josefa Ruiz Blasco

(Malaga, 1825 – 1901)

Pablo Picasso's paternal aunt, was the eldest of eleven siblings and familiarly known as aunt Pepa. Although convention normally demanded that women’s portraits err on the side of charm and flattery, Picasso felt no compunction about truthfully recording the old woman’s sagging flesh, thinning hair and bad temper.


Aunt Pepa
Màlaga, juny-juliol del 1896
Oil on canvas
57,5 x 50,5 cm
Donació Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.010

Room 1