Picasso: Girl before a mirror.1932.

Picasso’s girl before a mirror, painted in 1932.

According to Pablopicasso.org, the girl is Marie Therese Walter. When viewing this art work I identify the painting to show a girl looking at herself in the mirror.  Different shapes come together to form the body of the girl. Familiar features can be seen like the face, eyes, nose, hair etc.

The girl looking at the mirror, her figure seems to be full. She has a round face,full breasts, a full belly, full thighs and her hair has got volume,  and it is short and is left free.

The reflection produced by the mirror painted by Picasso, looks to be a more thinner/fitter version of the same girl. Her face is still round but its size reduced, perky round boobs, a very slim waist, a more plump bum, and the hair is long and sleek. The reflection seems to be a young version of the girl, the girl seems to be reminiscing perhaps of the time when she was younger or looked more youthful.

I can see myself as the girl, and looking back at a reflection of myself maybe before kids.Your body goes through some changes when you have kids, and sometimes one can find themselves reminiscing too about their pre-baby body. But one can find some uplifting stuff to help build their self esteem:

Quotes From Kate Winslet That Teach Us To Be Proud Of Our Bodies

kate-winslet Golden Globes 2016
  • ‘I accept my body. I accept how I am and make the best of what I am given.’
  • ‘I have a crumble baby belly, boobs are worse for wear after two kids… I’m doing all right. I’m 33. I don’t look in the mirror and go, “Oh, I look fantastic!” Of course I don’t. Nobody is perfect. I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, “This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!” I’m proud of that.’
I don’t think I look too bad for a mother of two. But women shouldn’t have to feel the pressure to compare themselves to actresses or models.’
There’s always going to be a part of me that worries about not looking as slim as other actresses. But at a certain point, when you achieve a lot of your goals and you can be proud of your work, you start to relax more about who you are. And that includes your appearance and self-image –
thankyou so much Kate:)!
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