Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pablo Picasso ~ painter and sculptor

Picasso with his daughter Paloma in France, 1954. I love these beautiful old photographs.
Francoise Gilot and Pablo in France, with Picasso's nephew Javier Vilaro
Taken on the steps with Bridgette Bardot
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life ~ Pablo Picasso
Long live Peace
Le Gourmet

For many Picasso is the greatest art genius of the twentieth century. He influenced and dominated the art, like no other modern artist. He created thousands of paintings, prints, sculptures and ceramics during a time span of about 75 years. He died at the age of 92, in 1973.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~ Pablo Picasso

Wishing you all a wonderful week


  1. Wonderful vintage pics Carolyn,
    a prolific and flamboyant artist,
    love the one with B.Bardot,he
    was quite charming
    with the ladies!
    Merci for this *Artsy* post!

  2. I agree he was "the influence" of the 20th century. A lovely tribute.
    Holding the parasol is such an iconic photo.
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  4. he is one of my favorite artists- utterly amazing!
    I hope you are having an amazing day, dearest Carolyn.

  5. Carolyn,
    they are wonderfull, -he was a genius painter- and quit a charming man-
    Thanks for this looking back,trip.
    Happy day,

  6. lovely pics! i've always enjoyed picasso's art so thank you for sharing these pics dear!

  7. I know Picasso, but I really have no idea he's such a wonderful father, judging from the photos :p Have a lovely day, Carolyn!

  8. Hi Carolyn,
    I also love these old photos. The 1950's looks like such great period of time to live. A slower pace of life.
    Picasso was a wonderful artist and quite a ladies man too! ;-)

    Lovely to catch up with you again and thanks for sharing this sensitive post about Pablo Picasso.

    Have a great week!
    Jo. xx

  9. A great artist!!!

    thanks so much for checking out my blog ;new post up now!!Marina

  10. This is just lovely, Carolyn! Picasso is one of my most favorite artists. Thank you for this look inside of his life.

  11. So gorgeous! I love this, he was so talented, love that picture on the steps with Bardot! XX!

  12. Ciao Carolyn!

    Che bellissimo post.

    E' vero Picasso ha cambiato la storia.

    Famoso nel mondo ci si pregia di averlo avuto!

    Buona settimana anche te mia dolcissima amica!

    Kisses and hugs. NI

  13. I discovered another Picasso watching his first paintings in his Home- Museum in Málaga his birth place...for me they are better even than the last ones and they were really unknowed before that visit
    It´s sad that he left Spain and he never could return to his city for politic ideas

  14. Exquisite post, darling C!
    I adore Picasso, particularly his early work.
    Great pics!


  15. Hi Carolyn,
    Picasso was a brilliant painter. Very inspiring! I read a book about him some time ago and it did portray him as somewhat insane. For the life of me I can not remember the name of the book and I am not seeing it among my books on the shelves. I think my son may have it. Anyway, Some of the same pics you share were also in the book. It was an interesting read.

    Love your posts Carolyn as you always share such great information with pictures.

    Hope you are doing well and enjoying your Springtime. As you know, we are in Autumn and it is glorious.
    Thank you for stopping by my friend.
    Have a great week.
    Blessings and Hugs to you,
    Celestina Marie

  16. When I was younger I never understood his painting....now I realize what a genius he really was. Unlike many artist he got to reap the fruits of his labor.

  17. Hi Carolyn: What great pictures you shared today. A lovely tribute to a great man. By the way, Noritaki is still made today. Thank you for your visit. I always look forward to seeing what you are up to. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  18. oh these photos are wonderful Carolyn!!! I love this post....so nice to walk and remember some of the early Artists!!! wonderful work!!!

    Wishing you a wonderful week filled with inspiration!!!

  19. ahhh picasso and brigitte! thank you so much for sharing this picture :-)

    xoxo BB

  20. Carolyn, I love all pictures you selected fr this post!He had so much personality, it shines through the photographs!Picasso is not one of my favorite artists, but I do recognize his influence of course.:-) Wishing you wonderful week. :-)

  21. I remember the day he died, i can still see the headline of the paper in my mind, I wondered if art would die with him, he was such a powerful influence!

  22. LOVE many of Picasso's pieces!!! Favorite is at the Norton Simon museum in Pasadena... Woman with Book... FABuLOUS!!!

  23. I love those vintage photos as well ... there is something mysterious about vintage photos! I do love picasso. He was the greatest artist!

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  24. Lovely post and pics, dear friend!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend too,

    XOXO LOLA & Nora:)

  25. I love this post. Picasso is my favorite painter. I have only one thing in common with. Born on October 25 like me.
    Thanks a lot...

  26. I love this post Carolyn~ a very influential artist! what a wonderful pic of him on the steps with Brigitte Bardot!

  27. Thank you for sharing such a tasteful post, Carolyn.

    My favorite photo is the first one.

    But I do want B. Bardot's waistline! hehe!


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