Woman with Vase

On April 18, 1973, ten days after Picasso’s death, one of the two existing bronze copies of Woman with Vase was set up over his tomb at the Château de Vauvenargues (France). The other is the one shown in this gallery.

Coarsely modeled in plaster in 1933, Woman with Vase is a monumental and disproportionate female figure who reminds us of the fertility goddesses of Antiquity like the small Venus of Willendorf or the Venus of Lespugue. The plaster original of 1933 not only gave rise to two bronze castings, carried out in 1972 and 1973, but was also the origin of a Woman with Vase in cement, now lost, which welcomed visitors to the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 International Exhibition in Paris.