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Picasso was a prolific artist, painting more than 50,000 artworks in his lifetime.

Much of his creativity was fuelled by his relationship with women.

The Muse is typical of a series of paintings he created in the 1930s during his relationship with a young woman named Marie-Therese Walter.

Picasso bumped into Marie-Therese in the streets of Paris.

She was 17. He was 45 and already married to Ukrainian ballerina Olga.

Picasso and Marie-Therese began a secrete relationship which led to a flourish of artistic creativity.

Picasso painted endless portraits of her.

They are all bold, creative, cheerful, full of sun and happiness - and deeply erotic.

Picasso was an infamous womaniser.

Around 1930 he met his next muse - surrealist painter Dora Maar.

His paintings shifted to sadder and more tortured portraits - which she was apparently very unhappy about!