Picasso

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PABLO PICASSO ~ WHAT IS AN ARTIST?

“What do you think an artist is? …he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.” — Pablo Picasso Picasso, The Tragedy, 1903

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MARC CHAGALL ~ ART FROM THE HEART

Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso, St. Paul de Vence, 1955 -by Philippe Halsman ‘When I work from my heart, almost everything comes right, but when from my head, almost nothing.”

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PABLO PICASSO ~ WHAT IS AN ARTIST?

29th September 1955:  Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who has only his eyes if he is a painter, or his ears if he is a musician? …On the contrary, he is at the same time a political being, constantly on the alert to the heart-rending, burning, or happy events in the world, molding himself in their likeness. Pablo Picasso

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DORA MAAR ~ THE ULTIMATE MUSE

“Dora Maar in her Studio” Paris, 1946 by Brassai She was born Henriette Theodora Markovitch in Tours, Western France to a Jewish family. Her father, Josip Marković, was a Croat architect, famous for his work in South America; her mother, Julie Voisin, was from Touraine, France. Dora grew up in Argentina. Before meeting Picasso, Maar was already famous as a photographer. She also painted. She met Picasso in January 1936 on the terrace of the Café les Deux Magots in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, when she was 29 years old and...

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PABLO PICASSO ~ ON CHAGALL

“When Chagall paints, you do not know if he is asleep or awake. Somewhere or other inside his head there must be an angel” -Pablo Picasso, 1961

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PICASSO ~ ART IS A LIE

“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.” Picasso Picasso with his children Paloma and Claude, 1953

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DORA MAAR – PICASSO’S MUSE

A constant influence in Picasso’s life was the painter Dora Maar, with whom he had a parallel relationship (the closest was in 1930′s). She featured as his Muse in most of his Abstract Works and was responsible for documenting his most famous work “Guernica.” After the liberation of France, Pablo Picasso fell in love with a French art student, Francois Gilot. Twenty-six years younger than Picasso, Maar was close to the surrealists. Her face and hands fascinated not only Picasso but also the photographer Man Ray, who took her...

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DORA MAAR – PICASSO'S MUSE

A constant influence in Picasso’s life was the painter Dora Maar, with whom he had a parallel relationship (the closest was in 1930′s). She featured as his Muse in most of his Abstract Works and was responsible for documenting his most famous work “Guernica.” After the liberation of France, Pablo Picasso fell in love with a French art student, Francois Gilot. Twenty-six years younger than Picasso, Maar was close to the surrealists. Her face and hands fascinated not only Picasso but also the photographer Man Ray, who took her...

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PICASSO ~ ON PAINTING

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” Pablo Picasso

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