Hello, my amazing readers,
I am most certainly not an expert of the Arts but I sincerely appreciate being in the presence of master pieces such as that of Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973). when I heard the Vancouver art gallery was holding the “Picasso: The Artist and His Muses” exhibit, I knew I had to check it out.
Pablo Picasso is the representation of “change” in traditional art and a genius when it came to challenging all the rules of art and really traditions of life itself.
This particular exhibit was centered on the women in Picasso’s life and my goodness there were many! It has been widely known that women were always at the focal point of Picasso’s masterpieces but I never really knew how frequently he changed his partners.
It has been said that Picasso changed his companions as often as he changed painting styles.
This exhibit featured six women who had the greatest influence on his artwork and was chronologically organized. I enjoyed getting to read about the women and how they met/influenced Picasso’s development. Like the saying goes; behind every man, there is a great woman and in Picasso’s case, there was an ARMY of women he was fascinated with.
I am not entirely sure how I feel about Picasso’s personal life and his frequent changes in companions. On the one hand, it highlights the ideology of objectifying women but on the other hand, it celebrates the beauty and power women have… I am still pretty torn about where I stand on this I wonder what your thoughts are?
Meanwhile, check out some of the pictures and videos I managed to snap: