Tsuguharu Foujita – Self-Portrait (1936)

As a Japanese artist arriving in Paris in 1913, Tsuguharu Foujita quickly befriended and got acquainted with all the great painters, including Modigliani and Picasso, as well with socialites and celebrities like Josephine Baker. The Japanese embodied the exoticism that Europeans were longing for and he was quick to profit from it. With his bowl…

Pablo Picasso – Girl Before a Mirror (1932)

Picasso’s Girl Before a Mirror was inspired by the artist’s lover, Marie-Thérèse Walter. In this painting analysis we look at how their relationship reflected itself in the artwork.