Gallery: Episode 3.12
Picasso, Femme Assise dans un Fauteuil

In episode 3.12, there are two notable posters behind Helen in her scene with Thomas. The first is Picasso's "Femme Assise dans un Fauteuil" (Woman Sitting in an Armchair), 12 Oct. 1941. (80,7 x 65cm, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf.)

EK: For those who like Picasso, perhaps it's not necessary to say more beyond: being able to enjoy Helen adorning a Picasso is reason enough to enter it in the Gallery.

JT: Picasso's female forms are often distorted into shapes no human woman could possibly assume, or (in his cubist work) chopped up entirely and then reassembled into something barely recognizable. In addition, Picasso was known for obscuring the facial features of his models, in essence masking them. This makes his art particularly useful as a reflection of Helen's inner self. Helen's sense of herself has been distorted, chopped up and masked. Her journey in this last section of S3 is to figure out how to put her own pieces of herself back together, into a new form which is more authentically 'her' than she has ever been.



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