Thursday, May 3, 2007

Pablo Picasso

Today I found some old drawings and pictures in a box (still left untouched after our move). Most of them are older than 10 years and were made during art classes in school. One of our last assignments was to decorate some wall sections of the school's new recreational area.
Each of us got the same sized wooden board, wall paint and one brush. We had to choose a portrait, done by a famous artist and draw it in black and white on these wooden boards (which then would be put up together).
I really didn´t know which portrait to draw. Most of the students decided to copy realistic portraits. I hadn´t been a fan of Picasso so far but I wanted to do something different and so I chose a portrait done by him. It took a lot of time to draw this painting - specially with the wall color and with only one brush.


BUT: This is when I fell in love with Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz y Picasso´s work.
While trying to copy the image as detailed as possible I realized how much work there was in all of his paintings. And that opened my eyes to art, artists and their work.
¡Gracias a Usted, Signor Picasso!


"When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” (Pablo Picasso)

I am really glad he became Picasso.


andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Aha - yes, your portrait. This is SO great. It does look as though it took so time. It's really really good. Have you attempted any more since? I'm going to keep on trying. It is something I would love to fel confident drawing but I fear that will take a long time. Great painting.

Africantapestry said...

Great drawing! I agree, I've learnt a long time ago that a drawing/painting may seem simple, but there's so much more to it than meets the eye..since then, everything I ever see that is "handmade", immediately gets my respect, however small.

ksklein said...

Here is the link to the original Crying woman.

Ces said...

I love looking for the phallic symbol in his abstract drawings...naughty man.

ksklein said...

@andrea: Thanks. No, actually i have never done a lot of paintings. But I did enjoy the few. I have no problem with copying art, but what I really miss is finding my own style and I have no clue how to do that.

@Ronell: :) Thanks. You are so right with your comment. But still, once in a while I think to myself: "This is art?" ;)

@ces: Naughty man? I guess so :) but where did you find a phallic symbol? I have never hear about that, but let me know. *lol

Jana Bouc said...

Have you seen the film "Le Mystere de Picasso"? (The mystery of Picasso) I bet you'd love it if you haven't. It's just him drawing and painting and you only see it from the other side of the transparent canvas as his lines and colors appear. It's amazing! If you do see it (Netflix has it on DVD) be sure and turn on the commentary. Thanks for the comments on my blog, by the way. I really appreciate it.

Ces said...

KSK, you have never seen the giant penises he injects on his paintings? I must blog about it. :-)

ksklein said...

@Jana Bouc: I haven´t seen the film, but thanks for metiioning it. I have to try and get it from somewhere. I love watching these kind of movies.

@Ces: No, I have never seen the giant penises he injects on his paintings. I don´t look for penises when I look at his art. *lol
But please do send me some links to the images where you can see them. I wonder how I could have missed seeing them so far. ;) I do know his nude paintings, but no... haven´t noticed his penises. :)