Pablo Ruiz y Picasso (b. 1881-1973)
Woman and Children
Oil on Canvas
146 x 113.7cm, 1961
Gift of Mrs. John Wintersteen, 1964-109-1
畢卡索以流動的筆觸、生動的粉彩與膚色描繪《女人與小孩》，這是他象徵性畫作系列的經典作品，作品中描繪女人與小孩間的親密互動，這也是他非常喜歡重複運用的主題。畫中位於賈桂琳‧洛克左側的女孩是畢卡索與前妻方斯華姿‧吉洛所生的12 歲女兒帕洛瑪‧畢卡索，右側五官不明顯的女孩，則是賈桂琳的15 歲女兒凱西。此作品是1961 年4 月20 日完成的，前一個月畢卡索與賈桂琳才剛正式結婚，因此本作品象徵了兩個家庭的結合。
Woman and Children, with its .uid brushstrokes and splashes of vibrant pastels and .esh tones, is an excellent example of his expressive .gurative paintings during this time, depicting the intimacy between mother and child, a theme that he revisited time and again throughout his career. It was in this top-.oor studio that Picasso painted Jacqueline Roque, .anked by two children who can be identi.ed as Paloma Picasso, on the left, the artist's twelve-year-old daughter from his earlier relationship with Francoise Gilot, and Cathy, Jacqueline's .fteen-year-old daughter, shown faceless on the right. Completed on April 20, 1961, this painting portrays a family united through Picasso's marriage to Jacqueline in the previous month.