Self Portrait, 1943

In Paris in the late 1940s, a publicity-hungry gallerist invited a young, beautiful, unknown Lebanese artist to pose for a photograph alongside Picasso, “before death overtakes him”. Without hesitation, Saloua Raouda Choucair said, “As far as I’m concerned, he’s already dead.” Did she protest too much? Tate’s poster image for the retrospective Saloua Raouda Choucair is a classic post-cubist self-portrait.

Read More: A Quest for the Essence

See also: Saloua Raouda Choucair: Modernism Off the Map

and: Saloua Raouda Choucair at Tate Modern