Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
© Succession Picasso.

Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Portrait of a Painter, after El Greco (1950) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings ~ Index

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Pablo Picasso ~ Portrait of a Painter, after El Greco (1950)


Pablo Picasso
Portrait of a Painter, after El Greco (1950) Oil on canvas
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The Spanish masters such as El Greco and Velazquez were artists Picasso firstly admired and then rivalled throughout his life. They were as Spanish as Spanish gets even though El Greco was in fact born in Crete (hence El Greco, 'the Greek') he brought with him to Spain some elements of the ancient Byzantine tradition.

El Greco's influence on Picasso's work can be seen in some of the early work, in the elongated figures of the Blue Period figures and, more subtly, in some later works.

Portrait of a Painter has an exquisite playfullness with its reworking of one of El Greco's portraits, The ruff and dark Spanish costume is suggested; every other element in the original has been opened up and improvised on.

This 'reworking' would become a major obsession with Picasso in his later work - turning into Picassos, the great paintings of the past...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Portrait of a Painter, after El Greco (1950) >> 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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