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Artist of the Day – Pablo Picasso

Posted by dorian on August 3, 2009

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Pablo Picasso

Style: Cubism, Expressionism

Lived: October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973 (20th century)

Nationality: Spain

“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

Pablo Picasso Biography

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6 Responses to “Artist of the Day – Pablo Picasso”

  1. dorian said

    thank God for my back-up blog. this one mysteriously disappeared an hour after i posted it. so i just cut and pasted back on. not the same pretty lay-out because i have no more time but at least nothing lost. we have to have our nice visuals!

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  2. Princessxxx said

    THANKS DORIAN,

    Picasso was such an egomaniac, i recommend a good read, “surviving Picasso” by Franciose Gilot”, and a good Merchant-Ivory film by the same name.

    my fav picasso painting, “woman with an asparagus”

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  3. dorian said

    picasso was so prolific and i have many favorites from realist,impressionist, to cubist.
    yes, such an egomaniac. evidenced by the many self-portraits! i’ll check out the book and movie.
    i’m trying to feature artists from different countries. let’s do american next shall we..

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  4. Joseph Cornell?

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  5. dorian said

    betty! checked cornell’s stuff out. he’s in cue for the artist posts. feelgood posts, they are…

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  6. princessxxx said

    i like his assemblages, they are very poetic.
    i will look for a feelgood artist to post soon.

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