Pablo Picasso

Femme à la résille (Woman in a hairnet)

Femme à la résille (Woman in a hairnet) by Pablo Picasso

Artwork Detail

The Spanish artist Pablo Picasso spent much of his life working in France. He is considered the giant of 20th-century European art, working across a wide range of media. This work was painted in Paris in 1938, after Picasso had become drawn to Dora Maar’s dark, exotic appearance. He also responded to her strong personality, allowing her to usurp Marie-Thérèse Walter, mother of his daughter, Maia. This painting combines aspects of both Cubism and his new-found interest in Surrealism.

Femme à la résille (Woman in a hairnet)
Pablo Picasso
Production date
oil on canvas
460 x 380 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Julian and Josie Robertson through the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation, 2023
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Other ID
X2009/12/5 Former Exhibition Number
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International Art
Display status
On display

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