It is worth saying right away that Pablo Picasso's painting, “A Woman with Arms Crossed,” is one of the most expensive paintings in the world. Now it’s about the canvas itself, which in all its appearance can be attributed to the “blue period” of the master, and, naturally, is included in that list of paintings that leave behind a large number of different questions and puzzles. The canvas was painted during the period of life when Picasso rushed between Spain and France.
If you believe one of the theories, then “Woman with Arms Crossed” has such a cold name and its embodiment, mainly due to the fact that Picasso performed his work mainly at night, namely after sunset and until when she will rise.
This shade of the picture is due to the fact that under artificial lighting they acquire a bluer shade, while the artist himself further strengthened this effect by adding a more saturated and deep blue shade.
On the canvas in profile, a woman is depicted whose face is difficult to see completely, but her image is clear only that she is overcome by some kind of problem, pain or grief. Due to the great gravity of what is happening, it is quite clear that the woman has a lot of life experience, but her life was overshadowed by a deep tragedy.
Particular attention is focused precisely on the pose of this lady who crossed her arms. All this posture suggests that the woman has reconciled with her life, apparently quite sad and she humbly carries her cross.
At the first viewing of the picture, it may seem that it is quite simple, but it strikes with its deep meaning. The painting is recognized as a true masterpiece of the artist’s “blue period”; all viewers who were lucky enough to see it in the original or at least a reproduction continue to admire it.
Picasso Crying Woman