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Gilot’s youthful spirit and her interest in art not only inspired Picasso, but also encouraged a new direction in his portraiture. While in his oils he gradually abandoned the gray, monochromatic palette and embraced a much brighter, livelier color scheme, his drawings are characterized by light, delicate lines that emphasize the model’s youth and beauty, in particular her lavish hair. Having left behind the innocent, dream-like portraits of Marie-Thérèse Walter, as well as the distorted depictions of Dora Maar, Picasso found a new style for his portraits of Françoise, characterized by a certain calm elegance and poise. In Portrait de femme en buste (Françoise Gilot) she adopts an almost formal pose, looking straight at the viewer. As Frank Elgar pointed out: "The portraits of Françoise Gilot have a Madonna-like appearance, in contrast to the tormented figures he was painting a few years earlier" (F. Elgar, Picasso, New York, 1972, p. 123).
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