The project was conceived to reveal the stories of the women who revolved around Pablo Picasso’s life, by strongly influencing the work of the most acclaimed artist of the XX century.
The intention is to make a reflection upon the lives and psychology of these women, who were used and often abused by the great painter.
The locations were chosen based on a research on the character’s subconscious and a study on their personality after the relationship with Picasso.
The choice of the self-portraiture was moved by the necessity to identify with the personality of each woman. Although very different from each other, they stay linked by the same draining love they felt for the artist.
About Cristina Vatielli
Cristina Vatielli was born in Rome in 1983. She graduated at Scuola Romana di Fotografia. Since 2004 Cristina has been collaborating with Paolo Pellegrin, Magnum Photos photographer. In 2006 she worked at Magnum Photos digital department in the Paris office. Since 2006 she works as a photographer in various fields, advertising, portraiture, and documentary. Her works have been published on main international magazines and her projects have received recognition by IPA, MIFA, Sony Awards and many others. [Official Website]