Picasso women yelling at cat
Continuing in the vein of mixing high brow art and low brow subject matter, I present to you “Picasso women yelling at cat.” Yes it is referencing this meme:
But much thought had been put into the composition of my piece! I had been reading up about the women in Picasso’s life and learned that he had a relationship with Dora Maar at the same time he was with Marie-Therese Walter, who was mother to his daughter. Apparently he once pitted them against each other and told them to fight over his affection.
The above two were the reference images for the left panel of the meme, and apparently they were both created in the same year? I thought it was opportune for the two women to be cohesive in this piece, united against a common antagonist.
The above three images were the references for the right panel. I was originally going to use the cat in Dora Maar au chat for the meme, but the cat in that painting was too dark to really be used. I saw that Picasso had a different cat painting in which there was food/prey already in the subject already so that ended up being perfect. I ended up using the chair in Dora Maar au chat, and also turned the floorboard into a table. I capped off the meme with elements from Jacqueline with flowers, which was Picasso’s first portrait of Jacqueline Roque, who was his second wife and their marriage lasted until his death.
I’m quite pleased with how this meme artwork turned out actually, especially with how all the source images played really with each other stylistically and thematically. Mouse-drawn with Photoshop over a span of four hours.