Museu Picasso

Marie-Thérèse Walter

(Le Perreux-sur-Marne, 1909 – Juan-les-Pins, 1977)

The sentimental relationship between Marie-Thérèse Walter and Pablo Picasso began in 1927, when she was seventeen, and lasted until 1940. Their daughter Maya was born in 1935. The strikingly different portraits of Marie-Thérèse amount to an evocation of a complex, mutable personality: the longer and better Picasso knew her, the older and more experienced she grew, the more she eluded a consistent representational formula.

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1
Marie-Thérèse in a Beret
c. 1930
Charcoal on paper
63 x 48 cm
Col·lecció particular 3.927

2
Head of a Woman (Marie-Thérèse)
1931
Bronze
41,3 cm
Col·lecció particular

Room 4