Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ABC Wednesday

 P is for Pablo Picasso
  
Spanish Cubist Painter


 1881-1973



 
Self-Portrait
 1907
It is not enough to know an artist's works. One must also know when he did them, why, how, in what circumstances ... I attempt to leave as complete a documentation as possible for posterity.
– Pablo Ruiz Picasso







"The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? "
Pablo Picasso


"Everything you can imagine is real. "
Pablo Picasso








"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. "




"What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist. "
Pablo Picasso




"We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand. "
Pablo Picasso





"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. "
Pablo Picasso


"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. "






 "God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephantand the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things."




 Paloma Picasso


"Sculpture is the art of the intelligence. "
Pablo Picasso



"Youth has no age."
Pablo Picasso

23 comments:

  1. Fantastic post for the P Day! Always been a Picasso admirer! Love all the pictures of his paintings! Hope your week is going well, Gina!

    Sylvia

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  2. Beautiful examples of Picasso's work. Thanks for showing so many of his pictures.

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  3. Thank you for this pleasant promenade through Picasso's phenomenal art. Perfect for P day.

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  4. Wonderful selection of the man's work - and a great collection of his quotes. Thanks for an educational post.

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  5. I always recognize the PECULIAR Picasso more than the more "normal" pieces.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. Stunning. So many styles and qualities. Perhaps not my favourite artist but probably the master of the twentieth century.

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  7. WOW! You showed us tons of Picasso's work! I LOVE the quotes you chose! :) Excellent!

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  8. Amazing display of Picasso's work. Thank you for sharing it.
    Thank you also for visiting my blog. I'm jealous that you saw puffins! Northern Maine is close to the Canadian maritime provinces, which I visited for the first time this year and, I must admit, where I hoped to see puffins in the wild.
    -- Kay

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  9. the one and only!


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  10. What a wonderful idea for P. Picasso was an phenomenal artist and this is a great tribute to his work.

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  11. He must have had a lot of fun! Incredible display of his work!

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  12. This is a wonderful collection that shows his breadth of vision. Nice going.

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  13. amazing choice for the P day. Picasso is the most famous modern artist.

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  14. Nice selection of paintings and quotes. Great choice for "P" day.

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  15. so much work went into this post! thank you
    it is wonderful to see so much of his work, all the styles and colors and feelings

    brava dear friend

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  16. Where'd my Tuesday comment go???

    Oh well, the short version is that this is a brilliant assemblage of brilliance - Thank you!

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  17. Once again, a beautiful learning experience. I love his quotes, especially the one about taking a lifetime to learn to paint like a child. You did good, Ms. Sphinx. A very valuable post. Thank you.

    Peace.

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  18. Thank you for sharing the many periods of Picasso. I really appreciate being able to view your posts as a gallery, because I am not near to exhibitions. I find your posts inspiring.

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  19. Thank you for all the kind and generous comments! It makes these collages so much more of a pleasure for me that I can share them with a whole bunch of people. I have nothing but the highest estimation of bloggers, worldwide.

    Now for a couple of individual responses:

    Roger: the "peculiar" Picassos are probably the Cubist ones. His earlier paintings I call the "regular" paintings, so I know just what you mean! :-) Probably nothing in regard to Picasso should be referred to as "regular", though.

    Tumblewords: it certainly looks like he had a lot of fun, a lot of the time. His works expresses so much whimsy and sense of humor. In other paintings I see many emotions. In any event, when I look at a work by Picasso (especially a Cubist work), I always feel like I'm seeing something with new eyes. That is the best thing about Picasso, for me.

    Aguja: I'm honest so glad that you are enjoying the art. I can't get enough of it, so to share with others is the great benefit of blogging my passion. Thank you for coming here. :-)

    Joe: good to see your comment. Good you liked the post. The man was pure artistic genius. Could be the Einstein of painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramic work. He did it all. Sending a hug.

    Susan: hey, there! Hoping things are good in Halifax! Sending a hug.

    Cloudia: yup! :-) Sending a hug to you, too!

    CR: don't know what happened to your Tuesday post but I'm glad you came by for Picasso! Hug.

    Kay Davies: I wish I had a camera like the one I have now. No photos, just what I remember of the puffins. :-)

    S.B.: yes, a master and read what I said to Spadoman! Will be stopping by your blog for music this weekend! :-)

    Dianne: hey, gf! It was a lot of work but a labor of love. I need to buy a better screen so I can see my web galleries larger and really groove on them. Sending a hug.

    Everyone, peace and love and groovyness.

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  20. Oh, I am livid with Blogger!!!! Just composed 20 individual responses to all of your comments and received an error message telling me that some file was too large. Lost them all and I just can't make my brain and fingers do it again and I don't have the time right now. Will be back later!

    Thanks everyone for all the nice comments. They made me really happy. :-)

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  21. Great post of an incredible personality and artist. ok, going back to take a look at it again... smile.

    have a great weekend

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