Thursday, April 8, 2010

"CELEBRATING PICASSO'S DEATH"



This is the No. 99 painting in my 365/2010 series
Title: "CELEBRATING PICASSO'S DEATH"
Size: 22Z30 inches
Medium: Mr. Sketch (scented) markers and water.
MY FAVORITE ARTIST...Pablo Picasso died 37 years ago on this date. April 8, 1973. He was 92 years old and would have been 129 years old today if he was still living. Picasso i believe was the 19Th century's Genius. Gertrude Stien once said that Picasso was 50 years ahead of his contemporaries, and that's how you define a genius, someone that's 50 years ahead of everyone else in their thinking.
What all could I say about Picasso....Not enough room or time here but I would like to tell you about the Picasso that many do not know. Unfortunately most people know Picasso only by his MODERN ABSTRACTIONS. Picasso never had a childhood, He grew up with art materials literally in his hand. Dy the time he was 10 he was painting realism like the old masters. He had a great and unparalleled grasp of anatomy. He said that to paint like a child, with the freedom of expression of a child and the simplicity of a child, was what he was trying to accomplish. Living to be 92 and a master at 10-15 years of age, He had to invent new ways to express his genius ideas.
Picasso Painted the curvature and the plots of earth the way it really looked a quarter of a century before man was ever above flew above it to look down on it. Picasso has influenced every artist since his birth even when some will not admit to his influence.
Picasso could not speak e\English and he never visited the United States. My favorite quote of Picasso's was something to this effect. He told his gallery representative and personal business manager that...He was the only man in the world that could counterfeit money and get by with it. HOW? He said..."I just sign my name and tell them whats it worth"
This is one painting with three themes. The first one is my interpretations of a young Picasso from one of his self portraits. Turn it upside down to the 2ND image and it's an older Picasso with his hand on his head contemplating yet another great piece. and the third turned side ways is those EYES.
This piece is done with Mr. Sketch , scented, markers and water.
Wonder what Picasso would have done with SCENTED, NEON, MARKERS.
I do hope you like what I do.
Comments and/or remarks are appreciated.

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