Picasso, Chagall, Healthy and Pathological Narcissism
Marie Therese and Picasso were together for many years, during which he also had other lovers. She committed suicide by hanging herself.
The self portrait on the right below show Chagall as a young man - with healthy narcissism. The palette in hand he is declaring himself to be an artist. Notice the 6 fingers. In
Hassidic lore someone with 6 fingers is considered to most adept at whatever he does - So Chagall is saying - Here I am. I am an artist - and I am very good at it. Healthy Narcissism!
Let’s look at Chagall, Picasso and the women in their lives