Thursday, May 23, 2013

Your Art Lesson Continued

Continuing on with my visit to the Art Institute of Chicago and the "Picasso and Chicago" exhibit:

Here is a fun painting. It's called, "Man with a Pipe". Then in parenthesis (Man with a mustache, buttoned vest, and pipe). Presents a seated figure with a bowler hat and a pipe.

Here it is again. This time I pointed out the pipe, mustache, and two buttoned vests. I could be wrong about the vests!

The subject of this painting is, "Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler", a dealer, writer and publisher who opened up his gallery in Paris in 1907 and began representing Picasso the following year. This is what is supposed to be in here:  an African mask hanging on the wall to the left of the subject, a suggestion of eyes, wave of the hair, an ear lobe, and clasped hands. This is definitely from Picasso's Cubism period. Don't you think this would be extremely hard to paint?

Although I've referenced this painting before as an example of me trying to do a yoga pose, it is actually a painting of Picasso's second wife, Jacqueline. It is entitled, "Nude under the Pine Tree" and it combines some of his Cubism style with classical colors.

I think the following drawing shows you Picasso's true skill as an artist. It is a simple sketch of a woman entitled, "Woman Standing with One Arm Behind Her Head".

The lines of her dress are simple and flowing, yet look at all the detail in her face. It is almost like a photograph. Let me make it bigger for you.

This concludes your art lesson on Picasso, the painter, sculptor, artist and lover.

Wait. Did I forget to mention that this man had two wives, many lovers, and several mistresses? Oh yes he did. I guess he saved some of his energy for the bedroom.


Brian Miller said...

haha...he had a lot of inspiration in life eh? smiles.

i think his art is very cool...

Tanya Breese said...

ha, i feel very informed now! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You say "Don't you think this would be extremely hard to paint?". I say heck yeah I even think it's extremely hard to look at! (But I'm glad you gave me the chance to do it and I wish I could visit it in person.).

Adam said...

man his 2nd wife must of been ugly

JoJo said...

Wow...the second wife must've been pissed when he said, 'honey I'm done! Here it is! TA DA!!!' lol

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Very interesting work. I don't get art so most of the time when I look at it I'm like ??

Betty Manousos said...

great artwork/paintings.

i especially like picasso.
thanks so much for sharing:)

big hugs~