“Head of the Dead Casagemas”, 1901
Oil on panel
11 x 14 in.
On the resemblance of the candle’s flame to a vagina and it’s symbolism surrounding his friend’s suicide
"So, Picasso might find no obstacle to suggesting that we are not only delivered into this world by way of the vagina but can also be destroyed by one, only to be mourned in turn by another. If it is only the view of a young Spaniard, he is nonetheless committed to his private perception that nature gives us hints of her profundity and her buried secrets; and the language -call it the key- that nature shares with us is form"-Norman Mailer