Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

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Pablo Picasso ~ The Lovers (1923)


Pablo Picasso
The Lovers (1923)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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This is as good as painting gets; as beautiful as an artist can be. You can search high and low in the history of modern art and not find a piece that intreprets classicism in such a faithful fashion. Not mimic it but perfect it into your own vision.

For this painting alone, Picasso would rightfully claim the prize as the greatest artist of the 20th century. And that's before you take into consideration the body of work. The body of work.

Classicism is about purity of line and colour. There is an economy of means with ideal figures and an atmosphere of nobility and restrained emotion - these characteristics of classicism go back to ancient Greek and Roman art. Taking these things into consideration, who else has achieved them in the last 100 years or so quite as successfully as Picasso here.

Picasso never imitated; he made anything 'there' better.

The lovers are frozen to me; frozen like all of us who have experienced 'first love'. That special moment that comes once and never returns. Acute and fills the body and mind. Silenty, through his eyes, he is saying to her: 'Us? We?'. And she is replying without words: 'Yes'.

He had been immersed in theatrical activity since his involvement with Diaghilev and Parade and here there is a theatricality to the piece. This was true of many of the works of the time which could be interpreted as stage scenes...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: The Lovers (1923) >> 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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