How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Visualizing Fashion / Art & Design
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
27-06-2007
  16
tfs star
 
marqueemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,862
I think he's very overrated. His early work proves that he has a huge amount of technical ability, but his mid and later work is soulless and cartoonish. the main thing is he has no subtlety whatsoever. Everything is exaggerated and stretched flat to the point of boredom. Guernica is a good example. It's not bad by any means, but personally I find it too flat and cartoonish to be emotionally powerful. It's certainly not what I'd consider a masterpiece. He apparently spent very little time on each painting (often churning out three a day), and it really shows. So many of them are mere sketches with nothing more beneath the surface. And his look bordered on gimmicky and campy after awhile. It became a brand. Obviously he was tremendously talented, but the fact that he had no personal filter or patience eally detracted from his output. Prolific doesn't = great. Gauguin and Van Gogh >>> Picasso


Last edited by marqueemoon; 27-06-2007 at 04:13 PM.
  Reply With Quote
 
29-06-2007
  17
tfs star
 
marqueemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,862
Because i feel bad about shortchanging him, here are a couple examples of how gorgeous his early stuff was. I lovewhat he did during the blue period:

wikipedia.org


Last edited by marqueemoon; 29-06-2007 at 12:49 AM.
  Reply With Quote
29-06-2007
  18
V.I.P.
 
gius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Gender: homme
Posts: 10,162
I hope you are not thinking it's souless and cartoonish just because of the style and the maybe 'lack' of details, as compared with the naturalism in his earlier work. You have to take into account the times his work went through. His work with the 'exaggerated and flat' style happened during a movement called Cubism. A lot of artists were experimenting with this new idea of fragmentation in their works--it was something exciting, something fresh. And eventually it also lead to more abstract art, something simpler... What they wanted was something completely new, something different than what they had in the past (which is the kind of realistic imagery that you have shown here). It was what they felt the times needed...
The work you have here now may have more of a 'serious' theme but that doesn't make its worth higher than his other works. Can't it be enough to have art that has no deep meaning behind it but rather its colours and composition are enough to make someone happy ?

  Reply With Quote
15-08-2007
  19
Press escape to continue.
 
SomethingElse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,517
Quote:
Shoe designed by Pablo Picasso and fabricated by Perugia, late fifties. A small number were made as promotional items, this one given to an official in the French Ministry of Culture.


abbeville.com

__________________
“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it's an open mind” Gail Rubin Bereny
  Reply With Quote
13-09-2007
  20
Press escape to continue.
 
SomethingElse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,517
Quote:
Deadstock Picasso "Clown" Print Dress, 1963.






whitakerauction.com

__________________
“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it's an open mind” Gail Rubin Bereny
  Reply With Quote
13-09-2007
  21
V.I.P.
 
gius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Gender: homme
Posts: 10,162
nice colours.. nice design
is it an original?
The thing is, it is an exact copy of a graphic poster he did, maybe minus the text

__________________

  Reply With Quote
14-09-2007
  22
Press escape to continue.
 
SomethingElse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,517
Original and unique? Definately not. It sold for USD$2,000. I believe the image was licensed to a dress maker so it was a production piece. I know Picasso was in cahoots with Jean Charles de Castelbajac at that time - but the auction house would have said this was a Castelbajac to augment its value.

__________________
“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it's an open mind” Gail Rubin Bereny
  Reply With Quote
14-09-2007
  23
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Gender: femme
Posts: 22,752
I will never forget the moment i saw Guernica for the first time.I just stood there in total aw and couldnt take my eyes off it,the array of emotions it provoked in me.I am not fan of his work in general though,i am more into Impressionism,but i also adore his Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.

  Reply With Quote
14-09-2007
  24
V.I.P.
 
gius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Gender: homme
Posts: 10,162
Here is the original poster
design for the dress



yaneff

__________________

  Reply With Quote
15-09-2007
  25
Press escape to continue.
 
SomethingElse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,517
Interesting how the sleeve in the poster became the back of the dress. Thanks, Gius!! It's wonderful to see the dress and poster together. I suspect that both the dress and the poster are from a painting.

__________________
“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it's an open mind” Gail Rubin Bereny

Last edited by SomethingElse; 15-09-2007 at 09:53 PM.
  Reply With Quote
17-11-2007
  26
doldrums
 
silk skin paws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,358
I loved the blue period as a kid and still do.

  Reply With Quote
28-01-2008
  27
Press escape to continue.
 
SomethingElse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,517



beverleybirks.com

  Reply With Quote
29-01-2008
  28
V.I.P.
 
gius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Gender: homme
Posts: 10,162
^Oh! The three musicians
I really love this period when his style is bright and colourful like this
flat and highly patterned, simulated texture --everyone blends into eachother
and there's another painting with the same title as this

britannica |

__________________

  Reply With Quote
20-04-2008
  29
trendsetter
 
GBArt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,279
What fascinates me is Picasso's modernist take on classicism.

scanned by me

__________________
"If there is anything beautiful besides the Beautiful itself, it is beautiful for no other reason than that it shares in the Beautiful, and I say so with everything." Plato's Phaedrus
  Reply With Quote
20-04-2008
  30
V.I.P.
 
gius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Gender: homme
Posts: 10,162
^ i had always wondered about that style
i wasn't sure where to pinpoint .. the style of the bodies
but the faces really look classic
the bodies more rounded , kind of cubist ..
thanks GB

__________________

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
pablo, picasso
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.