Sculptor and Two Sculpted Heads
Sculpteur et deux têtes sculptées
From the Vollard Suite, Paris, 1939
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973. Printed by Roger Lacourière, French, 1892 - 1966.
Here a sculptor gazes at a bust resembling the plaster heads that Picasso made of Marie-Thérèse Walter, his lover, at the château of Boisgeloup. The bust rests on top of a second sculpture, one of Hercules, complete with furrowed brow and unruly hair—creating a link between Picasso’s own work and that of the ancient world.