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.