"Sometimes when I see a beautiful woman my head hurts, I am overcome, I almost lose conciousness!.
It is always like this: the beauty of women affects me like a thunberbolt, almost. I like them too much. This is undoubtedly why the subject of most of my paintings are women." (A. Saura, in: Saura. Recent Paintings, exh. cat., Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, p. 1.)