June 9th 2022

Picasso and his Women

Behind every great artist is a muse – and legendary painter Pablo Picasso, well, he had plenty of them. Simply put, the artist’s sexual appetite was irrepressible. Over the course of his life, he had two wives, six mistresses, and dozens, if not hundreds, of lovers, many of who served as the inspiration for the artist’s exceptionally prolific body of work. From his first tumultuous marriage to the many illicit affairs that followed, here are the top ten things to know about Picasso’s love life and the muses behind his masterpieces.

The lecturer on this occasion is Valerie Woodgate

Lecturer and guide at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, also at many other London Galleries and for various art organisations.

Former member of the teaching team at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Lecturer to The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) throughout Britain, and to related organisations in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.