13 March 2010
Pablo Picasso....can't believe I just missed being born in his lifetime!!!
I think my first exposure to art must have been associated with his name, because even though not knowing who he was, I had heard quite a bit about him & his work.
Picasso was a maverick who embodied many different styles in his work & together with Matisse, co-founded the Cubist form of art. He started off very early, painting realistically in his childhood & gradually evolved into an artist with new techniques & ideas. He rebelled against art as a studied discipline & chose his own path & methods. After finishing his art studies in Madrid, he moved to Paris where he struggled for quite sometime but eventually found wealthy patrons who believed in his work & he also made a lot of friends. He began to acquire a lot of wealth & estates but remained fiercely independent even refusing to cower down to the Germans during the 2nd World war when his art was not accepted.
This blog, is my personal tribute to a great artist, a man whose work has inspired me enough to take up art seriously & to think differently!!!
Posted by Charmaine D'souza