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Pablo Picasso ~ Boy with a Pipe (1905)


Pablo Picasso
Boy with a Pipe (1905)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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What a gorgeous work! Never mind what the art critics say, how they dissect it and look for meaning upon meaning... It's just beautiful. Simple but true; that what touched me on my first encounter with it. Enigmatic, yes, as the slightly puzzled look on the boy's face makes it impossible to guess just what he is thinking or why.

It was painted at some point after the summer of 1905 when Picasso's returned from a trip to Holland. Behind the bov is a floral background; perhaps a screen or a theatre curtain. The garland on his head is unexplained as is why he holds a pipe in such a clumsy fashion.Perhaps it refers to the pleasures of opium; Fernande Olivier's stated how smoking the drug 1 heightened and intensified her lovemaking with Picasso.

The mildness of it all is classic of his Rose Period . The Period made him commercially and in Paris there were plenty of willing buyers.

In typical Picasso fashion he did not rest on this and after developed a radical new style of painting that would transform the history of 20th-century art as surely as JFK changed politics, Jesse Owens changed sport, and Elvis changed the face of music.

Original Painting: Collection Mrs. John Hay Whitney...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Boy with a Pipe (1905) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings ~ Index

Pablo Picasso Gallery: Paintings In Date Order >> (1893 - 1902) >> (1903 - 20) >> (1921 - 40) >> (1941 -73) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings

Pablo Picasso Texts: Biography >> Life Of Picasso >> Biog. II

Pablo Picasso Links: Picasso & Cocteau >> Le Testament d'Orphee >> Books >> Cards >> Prints >> Picasso Prints, Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site >> Picasso signed items, exhibition posters, ltd edn prints @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) - just checked and a bigger selection than I have seen anywhere else

Highest & Essential Picasso Recommendations: Ikea Olunda Review/Image >> Buy >> The Dog Art Print Review/Image >> The Owl Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Camel Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Femme Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Dance of Youth Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Petite Fleurs Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Woman Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Drawing Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace II Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Don Quixote, c.1955 Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Trois Danseuses, c.1924 Art Print Review/Image

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