Obsession and Adoration in Picasso’s ‘Le Repos’

In this episode of Masterworks: Expert Voices, join Sotheby’s Gregoire Billault and Brooke Lampley as they explore Pablo Picasso’s ‘Le Repos’. Painted at the height of his love affair with Marie-Thérèse Walter, ‘Le Repos’ lays bare the tenderness and love Picasso felt for his mistress in a radiant celebration of curves and color. The lush red lips and lavender-pink skin contrast with a backdrop of rich green to exemplify the artist’s immense ability as a colorist. ‘Le Repos’ will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Art Sale on 14 May in New York. 

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