Get to Know Picasso's Many Female Muses Depicted in Nat Geo's 'Genius' (PHOTOS)

Ileane Rudolph

National Geographic's latest season of the Genius anthology centers on Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, and while his talent made him an icon, viewers will learn that he couldn't have done what he did without inspiration from the women in his life.

In the gallery above, we take a look at Picasso's wives and many mistresses featured in his work and depicted in the series.  Click through for the quick history lesson.

The 'Genius' Season 2 Cast Talks a 'Difficult' Picasso and Season 3 Plans

The 'Genius' Season 2 Cast Talks a 'Difficult' Picasso and Season 3 Plans

The cast premiered the series at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.

Genius: Picasso, Tuesdays, 9/8c, National Geographic Channel