Pablo Picasso Spanish. Not on view. While the subject of this canvas is unique in his painted oeuvre, Picasso made dozens of explicitly sexual watercolors and drawings in his early years, especially between and As a young man he did not hide his promiscuity and he frequently depicted himself in the company of showgirls and prostitutes. This painting, however, remains unusual for its patent lack of erotic intensity, which is surprising coming from a young man of such extensive sexual experience.
Picasso 1932 - An Erotic Year in Life of the Great Painter on View
Pablo Picasso – Art Can Only Be Erotic | Nolden/H Fine Art
The career of the greatest painter of the 20th century Pablo Ruiz Picasso b. At the turn of the century the young Picasso created drawings and watercolours inspired by the bordellos of Barcelona which he frequented. These works mix desire, fascination, but also comedy and the grotesque alongside the ever-present fear of disease. In Figures by the Seashore , for example, some protuberances and orifices are anatomically recognizable, some are not; but collectively the entwining forms are an eloquent expression of sexual union. Many of these are self-mocking and broadly humorous, such as collages in which a drawn image of a knock-kneed old man with glasses and a beret ogles and fondles photographs of pinup girls cut from magazines
The very first exhibition dedicated to a single artist's work created between the January 1st and December 31st of the same year, the show titled as Picasso presents essential pieces made by the legendary Spaniard either during the year of or somehow contextually connected to this period. Picasso invites the viewers to bask in the masterpieces of modern art and to follow his production of a particularly rich year in a rigorously chronological journey. With more than paintings, drawings, engravings and sculptures prepared for the show, Picasso will display just how productive the year in question was for the artist. Organized in a rigorous chronological fashion, the show will follow him in his day-to-day creative process and life. The exhibition starts at a time he turned fifty and had already grown accustomed to being recognized as a controversial painter and a highly pivotal artist to his contemporary peers.
By , Pablo Picasso was already the most famous artist in the world. Picasso had a wife, a son and a mistress. The wife, Russian ballet dancer Olga Khokhlova , aged 41, had given up dancing after an ankle injury to devote herself to home-making.