The Weeping Woman

'The Weeping Woman" was painted in 1937. The painting is considered as a continuation of the tragedy, which is depicted in his epic artwork 'Guernica.' The model of 'The Weeping Woman' series was attractive photographer Dora Maar. In 1936 she became his mistress intellectual companion and muse. The painting depicts a sobbing female, holding a handkerchief and catching her tears. There are different interpretations of this painting. Some experts think that it is a self-portrait, which expresses the inner pain of the painter after his country was torn by civil war. The second interpretation says that the painting has a religious meaning and symbolizes the pieta.