La Maison Rose or "The Pink House" is a small cafe in Paris' Montmartre, located north of the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. A building painted by and connected to many artists, Picasso frequented the venue during his time in Paris and knew the owner, a french femme fatale named Germaine Pichot. Picasso's best friend, Carlos, was in love with Germaine, who did not return his affection. Carlos tried to shoot Germaine in an emotional rage, but ended up shooting himself. His death is said to have made Picasso become deeply depressed, and led to the start of the painter's Blue Period.
My painting will hang during September and October 2018 at The Framed Image Gallery Show and Sale, "Café Scene." www.framedimage.net