(Above) Head of a Saint (Dora)
14.5cm x 18cm
Mixed media on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper (200g).
This painting was inspired in part by Georges Rouault's Head of a Saint (below) and in part by the many portraits by Picasso of his lover, the photographer Dora Maar. Picasso was reported to have been attracted to Dora's jet black hair and eyes. I've posted a drawing by Picasso of Dora Maar further below.
(Above) Head of a Saint by Georges Rouault.
(Below) Dora Maar, a drawing by Picasso.