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Pablo Picasso-Facts About Pablo Picasso
One of the most interesting facts about Pablo Picasso to me, and I would say disturbing as a woman,is that Pablo Picasso's treatment of women stunk! I guess we all draw from out lives but how would you like a portrait of you painted by someone famous and have it exploit their anger with you? Humm. Interesting anyway. Fathers and their daughters... humm I would have loved (or cried?) to have been a fly on the wall of Paloma Picasso.
Picasso mistress and subject is at the forefront to me. His art often reflected on what he was feeling about his mistress and dare I call them his royal subjects? Picasso's mistress' and subjects of art filled many a Picasso canvas. Personally I am not fond of that side of him because he did not hesitate to humiliate. It cannot be denied however that his art was genius.
Ahh the tortured genius.
I have considered the interesting facts about Picasso and realize as an artist that YES, it is OK to have different styles of work. Different periods of time, different interests, like Picasso's interest in African art influenced different explorations of expression. His "Blue Period" was another as well as cubism and his efforts in clay and pottery. So hey! If Picasso could have different styles so can I! Not that I would let that stop me. lol.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (October 25, 1881 - April 8, 1973),
Birth name Pablo Diego JosÃ© Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno MarÃa de los Remedios Cipriano de la SantÃsima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y Picasso
Born October 25, 1881
Died April 8, 1973 (aged 91)
Field Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics
Training Jose RuÃz (father), Academy of Arts, Madrid
Famous works Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907)
Guernica (1937) The Weeping Woman (1937)
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Three reasons to love Picasso
Picasso was relentless about doing his art. He continually tried new things. He stepped out unafraid of what people might think and did art.
An Article of interest:
Pablo Picasso's Guernica
Pablo Picasso's Guernica-a powerful and shocking image of modernwarefare-depicts the chaos wrought by German bombers on a small town during the Spanish Civil War.
Guernica is considered to be one of the visual art worlds greatest anti-war works and Picasso's greatest masterpiece. Despite the enormous interest the painting generated in his lifetime, Picasso obstinately refused to explain Guernica's imagery. Guernica has been the subject of more books than any other work in modern art and it is often described as…"the most important work of art of the twentieth century", yet its meanings have to this day eluded some of the most renowned scholars.
How to Feel Sexy When Sex is the Last Thing on Your Mind and Why Older Women Should Keep Trying
by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
Ahh those Picasso women, old and young....
Are there beautiful older 'sexy' women? Feeling as if we are beautiful while being older women and sexy too is hard! Sometimes it all just seems to close down, isn't it true? There is a certain dullness that sets in and we just don't feel like embracing sexuality in our daily lives. Yet, it is a part of us, ignore it or not.
How to feel sexy when things just feel flat. It's a daunting subject when you feel settled with who you 'think' you are at fifty, sixty or even seventy. Why bother we think at times, isn't it true? In the latter years we often lose touch with that side of ourselves. Wrinkles, excess pounds and cellulite that has settled in, kids long gone, and life just changes. Our personalities are oft times created by things outside ourselves and we embrace them because they are pleasurable, but also maybe because it just feels safe and next experience in line.
Many women claim that at fifty and after, they feel a certain confidence about themselves and consider themselves free...finally. I believe that is true, but I also think sexuality is put on the back shelf. It just feels easier and maybe safer somehow.
If you pay attention to the media 'too much' your confidences are often deflated and if you are like me at all, you might feel like a figurine on the shelf, dust collecting, as the world whizzes by you. Television especially tells us that if we are not in our early 20's, we are past the age of desirability. We are permeated with the concept that men 'only' look at young women and that is just the way men are.
There is no denying that men are visual, but I don't that 'all' of them are mindless. My goodness I sure hope not!
We 'are' sexual beings and our bodies are designed to feel pleasure, it is who we are and to deny that part, is to deny a part of our own identity, shutting it down and believing what the media tells us.
So lets feel sexy (again)!!
How to is the question at hand.
I personally think it is a state of mind, yes a simple mind set. Here are a few ideas:
1) Learn to flirt again! I am not ready to be put on the shelf! No way! I embrace the idea of feeling sexy as I talk in a somewhat flirtatious manner. Remember flirting? Not to worry, I am not suggesting you start coming on to your friends husbands, don't misunderstand. I am suggesting that flirting with the idea of feeling sexual and being 'playful' and 'girly' can be fun and not all that outside of the box. Create that 'attitude' and it will become you.
2) Consider changing your hair. That is a fantastic way to reinvent yourself and get past the dullness. Maybe a little longer so the breezes can touch the ends of your locks, reminding you that the wind is as free as you can be.
3) Reconsider your wardrobe and get the heck out of Sears!
4) Exercise, diet and do it for YOU!
5) Get your toes done, even if only every six months.
6) Reconsider your make up. Are you still wearing it the same way you did when in high school? Sounds funny but you know that many are.
7) Watch your walk... connect with that 'graceful' side and rethink your stride.
8) Rethink your stride in life... YOU are important and your sexuality is a genuine part of who you are as a woman. Be the rainbow you long to know.
Feeling sexy as an older woman is right there within your grasp...It's an attitude.
The image is of my sculpture "Bleeding Wings 5"
Pablo Picasso: Guernica, 1937, oil on canvas, 349 Ã 776 cm
Interesting Facts About Picasso
1. Pablo Picasso's Full Name is Extremely Long
Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuseno Maria de los remedies Ciprano de la Santasima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y Picasso!
2. Almost Stillborn
3. First Word 'Pencil'
4. First Oil Based Drawing 'Le Picador', at age of nine.
5. First Communion' First Academic Painting 'First Communion', is a portrait of his mother, father, and youngest sister, kneeling before an altar.
6. Pablo Picasso and His Academic Career: Trouble passing the entrance exams of every artistic institution of higher learning
7. Picasso's First Job in Paris: with his landlord/art dealer, Pere Menach fpr 150 francs per month, today's money, equates to about $750 USD.
Portrait of Pablo Picasso 1912
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Large Nude in Red Armchair 1928 by Pablo Picasso -
Bitterness and Betrayal Forgiven Beyond the Wounded Sky
by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
Ohhh that Picasso, such a ladies man...
what a torment
falling on dreams
blocking them out
What a terrible sting
and pathetic song
that seems to penetrate everything
Pain that never seems to end
how far away
or what one does
to try to get through
those memorized heartaches.
Reasons to feel angry
always on ones mind
twists of fate
even hurricanes of unkindness
never to be taken back?
Never to be forgotten?
Embracing the idea of betrayal
magnifying its hurtful deeds
unfaithful arms of love
Flaws pointed to
and put to question
that have no pure answers.
Rivers without water
in a true loves eye
and so sadly denied
within the bitter strokes
deciding which excuses
will be heard
and the ones to remember
despite the bleeding
Coping with the surprise
with whatever vengeance
the heart leans to.
on their prompted direction.
ready to settle arguments
or never overlooking those sins.
Charm bracelets of trinkets
building on what could have been
held together by disappointments
or letting them be golden
seems so simple
not with bitterness
on ones shoulder.
for the one right next to you
breathing on their pillow
set to words that feel empty.
Run or stay
there is no magic
when caution is the only
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Men Approaching Women and the Women Who Tease Them - What Are the Rules?
by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
Speaking of Picasso's love life ....
OK, you are walking down the street and some guy starts calling out, "Hey Baby". You don't look up, nor sideways and don't even entertain his odd way of 'complimenting' (?) you. Logical, it's all logical, and surely men know that.
Online there are men seeking women and vice versa of course but for this article I am addressing us women. Men online can be just as bold on the internet, even more so, often approaching women with very little finesse and just like the "Hey Baby" guy.
And yet.. there are a lot of lonely people out there and it is sometimes difficult to sift through the boldness of some mens behavior. Is it a compliment or not? Do you reply after gentle compliments? My heart yes, why would you not acknowledge a compliment? Also, for me and a lot of people I was raised to have good manners and to be kind to everyone. At times it becomes confusing!
Where do you draw the line though and how do you know when that line should be drawn, because so often, yes indeed a line must be drawn.
There will forever be such a thing as teasing. There is nothing wrong with enjoying and accepting a compliment, who does not appreciate a compliment? But, women must be aware, especially if they are married or in a committed relationship, that lines must be drawn and they must be made clear early on. Anything else might be misconstrued and considered teasing. Not nice. I think I have personally been guilty of said teasing but as I write this, I get it. I confess to being confused because I also admit at times to being vulnerable to a compliment.
Decide ladies 'why' you are online. What are you doing? Do you know? If not and if you are in a committed relationship, first things first, decide what you want out of your efforts online. Is it business or is it pleasure? If it is pleasure, where is that line drawn and how far do you plan on going with it needs to be understood by YOU? Are you teasing?
The image is of one of my sculptures from my Bleeding Wings series.
Pablo Picasso's Guernica... controversy
Pablo Picasso Quotes
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs.
Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.
If there is something to steal, I steal it!.
Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do its bidding.
When we discovered Cubism, we did not have the aim of discovering Cubism. We only wanted to express what was in us.
People want to find a "meaning" in everything and everyone. That's the disease of our age, an age that is anything but practical but believes itself to be more practical than any other age.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
I don't say everything, but I paint everything.
Picasso Inspiration DVD's
Picasso Link List
- Pablo Picasso : official web site
Pablo Picasso official web site. His life, biography, paintings, sculptures and studios. On line requests for the use of Picasso's works, name and image. Selection of books, exhibitions and museums.
- On-line Picasso Project Homepage
On-line Picasso Project, Picasso, Museum Dedicated entirely to the Life and Works of the artist, including an extensive selection of his works, biographical and bibliographical references, news, ...
- Pablo Picasso - Olga's Gallery
Comprehensive collection of Pablo Picasso's works with biography.
- TIME 100: Pablo Picasso
Famous as no artist ever had been, he was a pioneer, a master and a protean monster, with a hand in every art movement of the century...
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