A man commissioned Picasso to paint a portrait of his wife. Startled by the nonrepresentational image on the canvas, the woman’s husband complained, “It isn’t how she really looks.”

When asked by the painter how she really looked, the man produced a photograph from his wallet.

Returning the photography Pablo observed, “Small, isn’t she?”

Vocabulary Help

  • paint – pintar
  • portrait – retrato
  • wife – esposa
  • canvas – tela
  • husband – marido
  • complain – reclamar
  • It isn’t how she really looks – não é assim que ela realmente é
  • small – pequena