Art Criticism



“Weeping Woman with Handkerchief” by: Pablo Picasso, 1937

Principles of Design

  • Balance/ Unity – The painting is asymmetrical because the woman’s handkerchief balances with the traditional matronly mantilla.
  • Emphasis – The abstract of the distorted face catches the viewers attention.
  •  Movement/ Rhythm – The movement of the chin and her eyes shows that she is crying.
  • Pattern/ Repetition – The artist included lots of curved shapes and triangles, for example in the neck, mantilla, eyes and nose.
  • Contrast – Picasso uses warm colors with neutral colors and odd shapes such as the eye tear drops and nostrils.





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  1. oramos29 says:

    this is spooky. its not october yet :^(((


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