Picasso's Woman In A Mantilla

by Lindsay Shapka in , ,

La Salchichona 1917 — Picasso             Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain

When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll end up as the Pope.’ Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
— Pablo Picasso

This stunning work by Picasso is housed in the Museu Picasso in Barcelona. I had never seen any work by him like this before when I came upon it while walking through the museum one afternoon. The gaze of the women depicted is striking as is the difference between the finished and unfinished portions of the piece. I love seeing pieces like this that showcase the artist's process. It is one of my favourites by Picasso.