In homage, Gilot repaints in trompe l'oeil a famous image Picasso drew of her with a peace dove above her head and with a verse by Paul Éluard below. Picasso is portrayed proudly presenting the drawing to Gilot and two other artists, the established Édouard Pignon and the young Pierre Gastaud. Gilot disclosed her inspiration for the work, writing: “I wanted to create a large composition in which three generations of artists would be present, with Picasso himself in the center… I wanted Picasso’s eyes to be like beacons of light.” She goes on further to say, “The relations between figures at the front and the receding ones achieved the purpose of showing how artists of different generations proceed from one another” (quoted in “Françoise Gilot and Pablo Picasso: Mano a Mano,” in Picasso and Françoise Gilot, Paris-Vallauris, 1943-1953 (exhibition catalogue), Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2012, p. 348).
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