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  Pablo Picasso Paintings Prints and Biography
Picasso érotique opens, appropriately enough, with an installation evoking a fin-de-siècle brothel - the setting both for many of the painter's earliest sexual exploits and for his first large body of erotic drawings.
For Picasso, these fantasies were often of a sexual nature - "Why not the sex organs in place of the eyes, and the eyes between the legs?" he once wondered - and the result is a series of hybrid and often playfully erotic creatures.
Picasso érotique is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée national Picasso and the Réunion des musées nationaux in co-production with the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona.
www.picasso.com   (2358 words)

  Pablo Picasso
The small Museo de Picasso in Barcelona is devoted primarily to his early works, which include strikingly realistic renderings of casts of ancient sculpture.
Picasso was a little afraid of the painting and didn't show it except to a small circle of friends until 1916, long after he had completed his early Cubist pictures.
The style was created by Picasso in tandem with his great friend Georges Braque, and at times, the works were so alike it was hard for each artist quickly to identify their own.
www.artchive.com /artchive/P/picasso.html   (1558 words)

  NGA - Picasso: The Early Years (Teachers' Guide)
Picasso was born in Málaga on the southern coast of Spain in 1881.
Picasso's "Blue period," from 1901 to 1904, is represented in the exhibition by Le Gourmet (The Greedy Child) (1901) and Tragedy (1903).
Picasso's painting was inspired by a group of performers he and his colleagues befriended at the Cirque Medrano, which had quarters near the artist's Paris studio in Montmartre.
www.nga.gov /education/picteach.htm   (1616 words)

  Picasso - MSN Encarta
Among Picasso’s many contributions to the history of art, his most important include pioneering the modern art movement called cubism, inventing collage as an artistic technique, and developing assemblage (constructions of various materials) in sculpture.
Picasso was born Pablo Ruiz in Málaga, Spain.
Picasso was admitted to advanced classes at the academy after he completed in a single day the entrance examination that applicants traditionally were given a month to finish.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569324/Picasso.html   (936 words)

 Spain in Cyberspain: PICASSO
In his life time, Picasso had already become a synonym for "modern art." Today he still considered a myth, a legend of the arts; his poise as an artist is intricate and vibrant in a myriad of facets.
In 1898 after being disillusioned, Picasso interrupted his studies at the Academy and begins to roam the artistic circles of Barcelona and Paris.
Picasso struck by the simplicity of the pre-Christian and African art, began to experiment with space by simplifying nature with a few basic shapes.
www.cyberspain.com /passion/picasso.htm   (502 words)

 PICASSO 1891-1897 FRAUD
The "J" of Jose was often falsified to the "P" of Pablo.
It is hoped that a forensic evaluation shall be provided by Universities throughout the world, Picasso Administration, S.A., the Barcelona City Council, the French State, Christie's and Sotheby's, in relation to the present research.
Consequently the works attributed to Picasso from 1891 to 1897 are, in the majority, by José Ruiz Blasco, father of Picasso.
www.picasso-fraud.com   (292 words)

 Pablo Picasso | Artist
Picasso's highly original style continuously evolved throughout his long career, expanding the definition of what art could be.
The film traces Picasso's artistic development, exploring his work as a youth, from the Blue period to the Pink period and his first steps into Cubism in 1906.
The period from 1946 to 1973 is made up primarily of home movies, showing his relationships with his children and the women in his life, and emphasizing the enormous amount of work he accomplished during his last 20 years.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/95oct/ppicasso.html   (760 words)

 Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Picasso moved to Paris in 1904 and settled in the artist quarter Bateau-Lavoir, where he lived among bohemian poets and writers such as Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918) and Max Jacob (1876–1944).
Picasso and Braque also included tactile components such as cloth in their Synthetic Cubist works, and sometimes used trompe-l'oeil effects to create the illusion of real objects and textures, such as the grain of wood.
This painting, Picasso's contribution to the Spanish Pavilion in the 1937 Exposition Universelle in Paris, is a complex work of horrifying proportion with layers of antiwar symbolism protesting the fascist coup led by Generalissimo Francisco Franco.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/pica/hd_pica.htm   (1304 words)

A precocious draftsman, Picasso was admitted to the advanced classes at the Royal Academy of Art in Barcelona at 15.
Picasso’s cubist works established firmly that the work of art may exist as a significant object beyond any attempt to represent reality.
Picasso was for a time saluted as a forerunner of Surrealism, but his intellectual approach was basically antithetical to the irrational aesthetic of the Surrealist painters.
www.picasso.com /life/index.html   (948 words)

 Pablo Picasso
Picasso's genius manifested itself early: at the age of 10 he made his first paintings, and at 15 he performed brilliantly on the entrance examinations to Barcelona's School of Fine Arts.
Picasso was moved to paint the huge mural Guernica shortly after German planes, acting on orders from Spain's authoritarian leader Francisco Franco, bombarded the Basque town of Guernica on April 26, 1937, during the Spanish civil war.
Picasso's palette grew somber with the onset of World War II (1939-1945), and death is the subject of numerous works, such as Still Life with Steer's Skull and The Charnel House.
www.mcs.csuhayward.edu /~malek/Artfolder/Pablo.html   (1407 words)

 Pablo Picasso
At the age of eight, Picasso's first drawings already displayed a precocious interest in the female form, and in the days leading up to his death he was still working obsessively on sketches of the female sex.
Conversations with Picasso, originally published in 1964, is a collection of Brassaï's memoirs, resurrected from scraps of paper he stored in a huge vase each night after his talks with the famous Spanish painter, whose work he photographed from 1932 to 1962.
The major flaws, however, are the authors' hyperbolic view of their subject ("Picasso did not paint nature, but the suffering of the men and women of his time, creating from it beauty and truth") and the lack of any psychological insight about the repeated devastation Picasso wreaks on the female form.
www.adhikara.com /pagine_libreria/pablo_picasso.htm   (1526 words)

 Pablo Picasso Biography
Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain, as the son of an art and drawing teacher.
Picasso's Guernica is a huge mural on canvas in fl, white and grey which was created for the Spanish Pavilion of the Paris World's Fair in 1937.
Picasso had disallowed the return of Guernica to Spain until the end of the rule of Fascism by General Franco.
www.artelino.com /articles/pablo_picasso.asp   (612 words)

 Pablo Picasso Biography - Life of Picasso
The exception, since Picasso never painted an abstract picture in his life, was abstract art; but even there his handprints lay everywhere--one obvious example being his effect on the early work of American Abstract Expressionist painters, Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, among others.
Picasso was regarded as a boy genius, but if he had died before 1906, his 25th year, his mark on 20th century art would have been slight.
Picasso imposed on them a load of feeling, ranging from dreamy eroticism (as in some of his paintings of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter in the '30s) to a sardonic but frenzied hostility, that no Western artist had made them carry before.
www.artquotes.net /masters/picasso_biography.htm   (1770 words)

 Guggenheim Collection - Artist - Picasso - Biography
In 1900, Picasso’s first exhibition took place in Barcelona, and that fall he went to Paris for the first of several stays during the early years of the century.
Picasso settled in Paris in April 1904, and soon his circle of friends included Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Gertrude and Leo Stein, as well as two dealers, Ambroise Vollard and Berthe Weill.
From 1925 into the 1930s, Picasso was involved to a certain degree with the Surrealists, and from the fall of 1931 he was especially interested in making sculpture.
www.guggenheimcollection.org /site/artist_bio_126.html   (414 words)

 Picasso paintings stolen from his granddaughter's house - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
PARIS (AP) — At least two Picasso paintings, worth a total of nearly $66 million, were stolen from the artist's granddaughter's house in Paris, police said Wednesday.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said they were worth nearly $66 million, and that there were signs of breaking and entering in the house.
Among recent missing Picassos reported to the register was the theft of an abstract watercolor stolen in Mexico, said staff member Antonia Kimbell.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2007-02-28-picasso-stolen_x.htm   (408 words)

 Guernica Introduction
For three months, Picasso has been searching for inspiration for the mural, but the artist is in a sullen mood, frustrated by a decade of turmoil in his personal life and dissatisfaction with his work.
Picasso is stunned by the stark fl and white photographs.
Although Picasso had always intended for the mural to be owned by the Spanish people, he refuses to allow it to travel to Spain until the country enjoys "public liberties and democratic institutions."
www.pbs.org /treasuresoftheworld/guernica/gmain.html   (1005 words)

 Picasso's Camera
Picasso’s first transfer of these experiments onto canvas in 1907, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, was met with similar jokes and derision by his artist friends.
In this portrait Picasso is obviously seeking an objective way to synthesize the forms he had discovered with the camera.
For when Picasso drew or painted, he already saw what he was still in the process of drawing or painting, on paper or on canvas; his eye projected the image because it was already prefigured in its own pupil.
www.detroitmona.com /picasso's_camera.htm   (1771 words)

 Island of Freedom - Pablo Picasso
Their influence, among others', can be detected in the paintings of Picasso's "blue period" (1901-04), which was stimulated by his exposure to life and thought in Paris, where he made his home after 1904.
Also during the 1930s, Picasso accomplished his most important work in sculpture; dating from this period are numerous influential works, including welded pieces composed of found objects, bronzes cast from plaster, and maquettes for monumental outdoor sculptures.
Picasso's work of the 1950s and '60s consisted for the most part of a reiteration of the themes and styles he had developed previously, although he never stopped experimenting with new materials and forms of expression.
www.island-of-freedom.com /PICASSO.HTM   (937 words)

 Pablo Picasso The Sculptures
I would even go a step further: although the paintings and graphic works are, from the art history point of view, more important, the sculptures mark the highlights of his career since they better and more openly express his inventive force and his humor than the rest of his oeuvre.
The sculpture belongs to Picasso's assemblages which he began in the early 1940s when he came across an old bicycle saddle and a rusty pair of handlebars on a scrap heap.
Picasso's objective was on no account to rationally produce a dramatic effect, but to create an object from a spontaneous decision, which expressed his feelings at that particular moment.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo9/pablopicasso.htm   (655 words)

 PICASSO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Previous studies of Picasso's involvement with the classical have tended to concentrate on the period immediately following the First World War, and to attribute that involvement to both the rise of political conservatism in France and the domesticating influence of the artist's marriage to Olga Koklova.
In the latter, Picasso's prints are clearly at odds with the understanding of the relationship between classical art and its audience that prevailed throughout most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--an understanding that held the work's purported autonomy to mirror the viewer's own.
Picasso himself claimed art was, both in conception and reception, "actual lovemaking" and Florman proposes that his multi-viewed distortions of the female form are: "the visual equivalent of an embrace" (p.
www.luxe.com /picasso   (875 words)

 Pablo Picasso Art Paintings Print: PicassoMio.com Gallery
Master Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso is arguably the greatest artist of the twentieth century.
Picasso was born in Malagá, Spain to a middle class family.
Picasso’s early works are known as the Blue and Rose periods, so called for the color tones in which they are rendered.
www.picassomio.com /PabloPicasso/en   (623 words)

 Surviving Picasso (1996)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Reproductions of Picasso's art work were not allowed to be used in the film; however, the estates of Henri Matisse and Georges Braque allowed their work to be represented.
Picasso may have been as sex-mad, egocentric, paranoid and capricious as any Hollywood star (think Chaplin); but first and foremost he was a prodigious artist, who transformed our view of visual art, and dealt with some of the great themes of western culture.
The movie and Hopkins' performance are certainly successful in displaying Picasso's human weaknesses; but there is a failure to adequately convey Picasso's enormous creative power, a weakness compounded by the fact that the makers were not allowed to use much of his work in the film.
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 Picasso: EnchantedLearning.com
Picasso was born in Malaga, in southern Spain.
Picasso was a child prodigy, producing complex artwork at an early age.
Picasso's "blue period," (1901 to 1904), was followed by his "rose period," (1904-1906), during which Picasso used warmer colors in his paintings.
www.enchantedlearning.com /artists/picasso   (282 words)

Finally Picasso himself sensed that the noose was drawing closer around him; he discussed the situation again with Cocteau, who immediately contacted the former prefect André-Louis Dubois.
A simply fabulous circumstance extricated Picasso from this extremely dangerous position; in addition, it was fully expected and with a basis which lay at the very heart of the matter.
The Picasso case must be taken to the Führer at once, before it is too late.
www.meaus.com /picasso.htm   (2156 words)

 Amazon.com: Picasso: Books: Gertrude Stein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Picasso, influenced by the Spaniards, came to believe that truth existed in the conceptual realm, it did not come from the material world.
Picasso revealed to Stein, and she passed on to us, one of the main secrets of his later styles.
This was the vision that Picasso brought to his art: a recognizable eye, a nose in profile, and these not necessarily connected in any way that makes sense to the eye of an adult viewer.
www.amazon.com /Picasso-Gertrude-Stein/dp/0486247155   (1827 words)

 Musée national Picasso Paris (Pablo Picasso museum)
Le musee Picasso Paris est situé à l'Hotel Salé dans le quartier du Marais.
Si Picasso n'a jamais adhéré au mouvement surréaliste, il a néanmoins été touché par le climat de dérèglement des ordres établis, de libération des instincts, de primauté de l'inconscient, qui régnait dans l'avant-garde parisienne depuis la publication par André Breton du Manifeste du Surréalisme en 1924.
Vous trouverez des fiches commentés de quatres tableaux de Picasso datant de la période du surrealisme (surrealisme).
www.musee-picasso.fr   (221 words)

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