Artist: Pablo Picasso
Medium: oil on canvas
Date: c. 1932
Le Repos, or The Rest, painted by Pablo Picasso in 1932, depicts a woman sleeping peacefully on her arms. The painting contains zones of colors with deep curved outlines. Picasso painted several variations of the work, which he also entitled Le Repos. The model was Picasso’s mistress during this period, Marie-Thérèse Walter. She is portrayed in many of his paintings, the most infamous being Le Reve, or The Dream.
In 2006, Le Repos sold for $34.7 million (£25 million) at an auction held by Christie’s.