Pablo Picasso's problematic relationship with the opposite sex has long been documented: by the women who shared his life and by the art critics and biographers who relayed the artist's musings, such as "there are only two kinds of women: goddesses and doormats". As the Picasso Museum in Paris invites feminist artist ORLAN to revisit his portraits in "Weeping Women Are Angry", we speak to art critic and author Judith Benhamou. She tells us why "like many geniuses, Picasso was a monster" and how his sexual appetite fuelled his creative impulses.
30 Jun 2021
Greece has recovered a Picasso painting personally donated by the Spanish master to the Greek people, almost a decade after it was stolen alongside two other artworks in an audacious heist at the National Gallery. "Head of a Woman", gifted by Pablo Picasso to Greece in 1949, was recovered in Keratea, a rural area some 45 kilometres (28 miles) southeast of Athens, officials told a news conference.
28 Apr 2021
Euskal Gozogileak (Basque Confectioners) association members exhibit a life-size chocolate version of Picasso's painting "Guernica" in the Spanish Basque town of Guernica. The 7.70m x 3.50m chocolate replica made by around 40 confectioners is been exhibited in the town to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the 1937 bombing raid of the small Basque town by Nazi aircraft, at the behest of General Francisco Franco.
16 Jun 2017
U.S. authorities move to seize Leonardo DiCaprio's Picasso, 'stolen' funds in 1MDB case.