This is his painting studio In the center is a painting called "The Shadow." It depicts Francoise Gilot asleep on a sofa the day before she left Picasso. He entered the room, and his shadow fell over her body.
On the mantlepiece, there are two bottles of absinthe and a sculpture of a boy's head which had been in his Bateau Lavoir studio fifty years earlier. On the chair is a newspaper which Picasso used as his palette. The newspaper absorbed the oil from his colors allowing them to dry far more rapidly. That was how Picasso was able to produce so many paintings.
One day in April, 1956 Brigitte Bardot visited Picasso and posed for photos with him. Examining the background of those photos enabled Elwes to paint the house on that day.
This is the Grand Salon where Picasso painted goats, owls, bulls and satyrs onto ceramics. On the easel to the left is a print of "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon." The work surrounding it seems to be influenced by that painting.
On the sofa there is a bullfight painting made as a gift for Picasso by his son Claude.
On the left chair there is a painting of his studio. On the chair in the center is a painting of his wife in the studio looking at a painting on an easel.
This is the dining room. On the shelf there is a bust of Dora Maar, an African sculpture, a bird cage and a gold clock that was a gift from Picasso's art dealer, Daniel Henry Kahnweiler.
Tiles painted by Picasso and his daughter Paloma are on the table. There is another little painting by Paloma of her step-mother on the right wall and a bullfight announcement, a boomerang and the "Bull's Head" made from a bicycle seat and handlebars.