Friday, December 10, 2010

Pablo Picasso

Ink and Watercolor, summer 1933, detail.

In 1891, Picasso's father accepted a position as professor at the Instituto da Guarda in La Coruna. Pablo Picasso is known for his many artistic talents; painting, sculpting, drawing, graphics and ceramics. His art forms changed so often because of his intense responses to life.
In 1892, Picasso becomes a student of the "sculptor and painter, Isidoro Brocos. It is Brocos who informally introduces Picasso to watercolor techniques.
One of Picasso's principal artistic discoveries on his trip in 1899 to Paris (Montmartre) was brilliant colour, the colour of Van Gogh, of new fashion, of a city celebrating a world's fair.

"We give to form and colour all their individual significance, as far as we can see it; in our subjects, we keep the joy of discovery, the pleasure of the unexpected; our subject itself must be a source of interest. But of what use is it to say what we do when everybody can see it if he wants to?"

'Picasso Speaks,' The Arts, New York, May 1923.


Spies, Werne, Picasso Pastelle, Zeichnungen, Aquarelle,
Hatje, 1986. Nordrhein-Westfalen, Tübingen, Kunsthalle-catalogue

More on Picasso's watercolors.



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