Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is without doubt the most prolific and influential artist of the recently ended twentieth century.The various steps that critics and historians have managed to identify in his long career have been more helpful with regard to the classification of his works than in their analysis and interpretation. Abandoning the traditional use of subject matter to achieve variety and meaning, Picasso gradually reduced his options to a handful of standardized motifs but used a vast array of different styles as the principal means of communicating ideas and feelings. In short, style is meaning in Picasso’s art; his notoriously mercurial nature found expression in stylistic variety and experimentation. In the course of his long essay, Josep Palau i Fabre pinpoints the keys to understanding a period (1926-1939) and an artist who was fully aware of the complexity of his time and the timelessness of true art:“Repeatedly, I am asked to explain how my painting evolved.To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all.The art of the Greeks, of the Egyptians, of the great painters who lived in other times, is not an art of the past, perhaps it’s more alive today than it ever was.”
A tale of the Picassos' revolutions from his great-grandfather's support of Napoleon in Spain, his grandfather's fatal mission to Cuba and finally, Pablo Picasso's Communism - their fight through time against tyranny. Based on real historical events and 85% a true story.
Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year. Published with title LOMA from 1969-1971.