Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Picasso's Works ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Picasso's Works
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: ehohnecker-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 18 Apr 2004 18:31 PDT
Expires: 18 May 2004 18:31 PDT
Question ID: 332330
When did Picasso paint "The Rest"?
Subject: Re: Picasso's Works
Answered By: clouseau-ga on 18 Apr 2004 18:59 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello ehohnecker,

Thank you for your question.

I thought it odd to find the answer at Sleep and Health, but an
article there states:

"Pablo Picasso
By: Deena Sherman 

Le Repos, or The Rest, painted by Pablo Picasso in 1932, depicts a
woman sleeping peacefully on her arms. The painting contains zones of
colors with deep curved outlines. In one hand, there is a soft object
or possibly it is an extension of her hand, making the limb almost
tendril like.

The moon-faced woman in this painting is in fact Marie Therese Walter,
one of Picasso's first mistresses. She is the subject of many of
Picasso's works including slight variations of this one, also called
Le Repos. One of the variations, not as beautiful as this one, was
auctioned for $7.3 million. Another particularly famous Picasso work,
which depicts Marie Therese, is the erotic "The Dream" where part of
her head contains a hidden phallus in addition to several other hidden
phalluses in the portrait..."

Searching further, Soho Art confirms the year:

Artist: Pablo Picasso
Title: Le Repos, 1932

And this page even claims the day!:

Sale Title Impressionist and Modern Art (Evening Sale) 
Sale Location New York, Rockefeller Plaza 
Sale Date Nov 06, 2002 
Sale Number 1147 
Lot Number 31 
Lot Title Le repos (Marie-Thérèse Walter) 
Estimate 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 U.S. dollars 
Pre-lot Text Property from the Cohen Collection 
Lot Description 
- Le repos (Marie-Thérèse Walter) 
- signed 'Picasso' (lower left); inscribed and dated 'Boisgeloup 17
mai XXXII' (on the strecher)
- oil on canvas 
- 10¾ x 18 1/8 in. (27,3 x 46,3 cm.) 
- Painted in Boisgeloup, 17 May 1932 

Search Strategy:

picasso +"the rest" +painted
picasso +"Le Repos" +1932

I trust my research has provided you with a useful answer. If a link
above should fail to work or anything require further explanation or
research, please do post a Request for Clarification prior to rating
the answer and closing the question and I will be pleased to assist


ehohnecker-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

There are no comments at this time.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy