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AMEDEO MODIGLIANI ~ SAVE YOUR DREAM

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It is your duty in life to save your dream.”
― Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)

Amedeo Modigliani, Christina, 1916

 

PABLO PICASSO ~ WHAT IS AN ARTIST?

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“What do you think an artist is? …he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”
— Pablo Picasso

Picasso, The Tragedy, 1903

MARC CHAGALL ~ ART FROM THE HEART

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Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso, St. Paul de Vence, 1955 -by Philippe Halsman

‘When I work from my heart, almost everything comes right, but when from my head, almost nothing.”

PABLO PICASSO ~ WHAT IS AN ARTIST?

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Picasso At Home

29th September 1955:  Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who has only his eyes if he is a painter, or his ears if he is a musician? …On the contrary, he is at the same time a political being, constantly on the alert to the heart-rending, burning, or happy events in the world, molding himself in their likeness.

Pablo Picasso

DORA MAAR ~ THE ULTIMATE MUSE

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“Dora Maar in her Studio”
Paris, 1946 by Brassai

She was born Henriette Theodora Markovitch in Tours, Western France to a Jewish family. Her father, Josip Marković, was a Croat architect, famous for his work in South America; her mother, Julie Voisin, was from Touraine, France. Dora grew up in Argentina.

Before meeting Picasso, Maar was already famous as a photographer. She also painted. She met Picasso in January 1936 on the terrace of the Café les Deux Magots in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, when she was 29 years old and he 54. The famous poet Paul Éluard, who was with Picasso, had to introduce them. Picasso was attracted by her beauty and self-mutilation (she cut her fingers and the table playing “the knife game”; he got her bloody gloves and exhibited them on a shelf in his apartment). She spoke Spanish fluently, so Picasso was even more fascinated. Their relationship lasted nearly nine years.

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PABLO PICASSO ~ ON CHAGALL

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“When Chagall paints, you do not know if he is asleep or awake. Somewhere or other inside his head there must be an angel”

-Pablo Picasso, 1961

PICASSO ~ ART IS A LIE

in Just a bit of everything and everyone.../Passion Of Art by
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“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that
makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to
understand.”
Picasso

Picasso with his children Paloma and Claude, 1953

DORA MAAR – PICASSO’S MUSE

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A constant influence in Picasso’s life was the painter Dora Maar, with whom he had a parallel relationship (the closest was in 1930’s). She featured as his Muse in most of his Abstract Works and was responsible for documenting his most famous work “Guernica.” After the liberation of France, Pablo Picasso fell in love with a French art student, Francois Gilot.
Twenty-six years younger than Picasso, Maar was close to the surrealists. Her face and hands fascinated not only Picasso but also the photographer Man Ray, who took her picture several times.

When Picasso abandoned Maar for another woman in 1945, she had a nervous breakdown and became a recluse.

Photo of Dora Maar (1936) by Man Ray.

DORA MAAR – PICASSO'S MUSE

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A constant influence in Picasso’s life was the painter Dora Maar, with whom he had a parallel relationship (the closest was in 1930’s). She featured as his Muse in most of his Abstract Works and was responsible for documenting his most famous work “Guernica.” After the liberation of France, Pablo Picasso fell in love with a French art student, Francois Gilot.
Twenty-six years younger than Picasso, Maar was close to the surrealists. Her face and hands fascinated not only Picasso but also the photographer Man Ray, who took her picture several times.

When Picasso abandoned Maar for another woman in 1945, she had a nervous breakdown and became a recluse.

Photo of Dora Maar (1936) by Man Ray.

PICASSO ~ ON PAINTING

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“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
Pablo Picasso

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