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Friday, May 10, 2013

Picasso Pablo (Spanish, 1881-1973)



Full Name: Pablo Diego Josй Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Marнa de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santhsima Trinidad Clito Ruiz y Picasso
Picasso Pablo-Self-portrait in Blue Period
TheKiss
"Everyone wants to understand art. Why don’t we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting, people think they have to understand. If only they would realize above all that an artist works of necessity, that he himself is only an insignificant part of the world, and that no more importance should be attached to him than to plenty of other things which please us in the world though we can’t explain them; people who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree.” - Picasso
Sleeping Peasants
Women Running on the Beach
Pablo Picasso, born in Spain, was a child prodigy who was recognized as such by his art-teacher father, who ably led him along. The small Museo de Picasso in Barcelona is devoted primarily to his early works, which include strikingly realistic renderings of casts of ancient sculpture. He was a rebel from the start and, as a teenager, began to frequent the Barcelona cafes where intellectuals gathered. He soon went to Paris, the capital of art, and soaked up the works of Manet, Gustave Courbet, and Toulouse-Lautrec, whose sketchy style impressed him greatly. Then it was back to Spain, a return to France, and again back to Spain
The Family of Saltimbanques
Death of Harlequin
A Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer, Picasso was considered radical in his work. After a long prolific career, he died on April 8, 1973, in Mougins, France. The enormous body of Picasso's work remains, however,and the legend lives on—a tribute to the vitality of the "disquieting" Spaniard with the "sombrepiercing" eyes who superstitiously believed that work would keep him alive. For nearly 80 of his 91 years, Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that contributed significantly to and paralleled the entire development of modern art in the 20th century.

Three Dancers
Breakfast of a Blind Man
The Bathers
The Absinth Drinker
Harlequin with a Guitar
The Three Graces
Mother and Child
Tumblers Mother and Son
Seated Woman in a Chemise
Young Girl with a Goat
The Lovers
Acrobat on a Ball
Nusch Eluard

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