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Ok, I’ll give you $10 if you can guess which artist this is by the title and/or image, before clicking the “Continue Reading” button.
Ah rats, looks like you don’t get your $10. This artist is Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, better known as (Pablo) Picasso. I would say it’s a good thing Picasso dropped the other 12 parts of his name, because no one would ever remember the whole thing.
In my last entry about Chagall, I was kind of hating on Picasso for what I believe is bad Cubism.
It’s not that it’s bad per se, its just that Picasso doesn’t suit my personal style of Cubism. His drawings, on the other hand, are definitely on my good side.
Much less vibrant and hectic than his paintings, Picasso’s drawings are simple, which is what gives them their “magic touch”. I especially enjoy the thick-lined ones, as they are still simple, but can encompass a much more realistic unevenness in the world.
I don’t know why Picasso’s drawings weren’t as popular as his Cubism paintings. Perhaps people in general tend to lean towards a more colourful piece or maybe they are just attracted to the unintelligible. Who knows?
I know I like his drawings and you may or you may not, but one thing is for sure, in whatever medium Picasso tried his hand at, he was quite a success.
There is one person I know of though, who wouldn’t be so excited to hear that I think Picasso was an all-around artistic genius. That artist is Amadeo Modigliani.
Modigliani and Picasso had a rivalry of sorts and we’ll see who’s the better in my next entry.
Until then, yours truly,