Thursday, May 6, 2010

BBC: Modern Masters

For something totally different to the overdose of politics, the BBC is bringing out an interesting art programme on the Modern Masters.

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Can They Draw: From Picasso to Matisse

A couple of years back I was in The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and saw their famous Matisse collection amongst a host of other treasures.
The Dance Hermitage St Petersburg

Matisse’s poster-like presentations led a few fellow travellers to ask the same question: Can Matisse draw?

Lorette with Turban, Yellow Jacket., 1917

                                                       La Coiffure, 1901
Picasso and Tradition

Our guide talked about the time when Picasso painted this:
“His friend had just committed suicide. Picasso has in this picture revealed the private sadness behind the public face of this character—an interpretation that has greater resonance when one considers that the artist often regarded his clowns as representations of his alter ego.”
I consider painting a superb way to deal with loss and bereavement and Picasso did it in his own way.
Harlequin, 1901 Pablo Picasso                                      More>>>>

© 2003 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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