Creativity of the famous Italian artist Pablo Picasso is divided into many fleeting periods in which he uses different styles and shades of the palette. The painting “Woman with a black animal” refers to the transitional stage from the “blue” to the so-called “pink”.
Looking at the picture, you can see that it is mainly these two contrasting shades that predominate, and images of charming tender girls are replacing the images of the poor and exhausted circus acrobats.
The model for the painting “A Woman with a Crow” was the daughter of the owner of a cafe, where Picasso often dropped in with his friends and her lover.
The owner of the institution was very cunning, so knowing that poor painters always have problems with finances, he took a fee from them only with paintings. Thanks to his foresight, he managed to collect a fairly good collection of paintings, among which was the famous Picasso painting. According to rumors, the girl depicted on the canvas, really lived a hand crow.
Looking at the picture “Woman with a crow”, we see how the thin body of the girl was bent over the bird, because of which her shoulders had a rather stooped look. She strokes the crow, whispering something to her, knowing that the bird is not capable of betraying all its secrets. The face is drawn with very thin lines, which looks quite brightly lit due to the bright colors used by the color palette.
Strokes are so scattered that all this in one whole creates the illusion of skin transparency, giving the face excessive pallor. In the hair color there is a pale green shade that blends in almost one tone with the table. The hand of the girl rests with her elbow on the table, gently supporting her head, with which a lock of hair casually fell out. The image of the heroine turned out very fragile and refined.