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Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London. http://www.france24.com/en/20130205-picasso-lover-portrait-sells-%C2%A3286-mn-london. News : Reading.

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Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London

http://www.france24.com/en/20130205-picasso-lover-portrait-sells-%C2%A3286-mn-london

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News : Reading

A portrait of Picasso\'s lover Marie-Therese Walter sold in London for £28.6 million ($45.0 million, 33.3 million euros), Southeby\'s auction house said.

The portrait was colourful and curvaceous "Femme assise pres d\'unefenetre" (Woman sitting by a window), painted in 1932.

"This particular portrait is a striking and notably modern-looking work from one of the artist\'s most celebrated periods."

Picasso met his famous muse in Paris in 1927, when she was 17 and he was 45. Their relationship was kept secret for many years because of her age and Picasso\'s marriage to the Russian ballerina Olga Khokhlova.

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News : Reading

The affair was revealed in 1932 when portraits of Walter were displayed for the first time alongside other works by the Spanish master, and Khokhlovarealised there was another woman in her husband\'s life.

Portrait of Walter, "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust", held the record for the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction when it was bought for $106.4 million in New York in 2010.

It was ousted last May when "The Scream" by Edvard Munch sold for $119.9 million.

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Compréhension

Which portrait was sold for £28.6 million in London?

Can you also describe the portrait, how did the portrait looked

When did Picasso met his famous muse in Paris ?

Why was Picasso’s relationship kept secret?

Which portrait ousted "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust“ as the most most expensive work of art ever sold at auction?

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Vocabulary

Can yougive a definition of:

Portrait

Curvaceous

Revealed

Alongside

Ousted

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Writing

Request user to write sentences or specificwords.

What are your views on Picasso’s work

Can relationship become an inspiration

for work

What do you think – should there be

secrets between spouse if it leads to

success

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Conversation

Have you been or visited a museum?

What do you like about Picasso’s work?

Does Millions of money justify Picasso’s work?

Can you name some of the worlds famous artist?

Picasso met his famous muse in Paris in 1927, was it her which inspired and let to his most celebrated periods.

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