Now I have to admit, his art makes no sense to me. Really none at all. He had more talent that I do, or ability than I do. But most of his work says little to me. I think he was a master at telling a story and marketing.
In a back hallway, between a gallery and the bookstore, was his print rolling press. It is large, and it was just sort of sitting there. Millions, maybe billions of dollars in prints were produced on it. I was entranced by it.
Kel Tooker, a dear friend and periodic blogger is a print maker. I took the photo above specifically to send to her, with the caption Travel visits Picasso's print roller. I knew she would see the significance of it.
Well worth the walk. The Pompidou Center in Malaga was much more my style, I loved a some of the work they had on display and it spoke to me. Photos to follow soon.
I like the imagery of Picasso but it's still gibberish to me.ReplyDelete
And he sold so muchDelete
Little Travel Penguin is sitting on a lot of history right there!ReplyDelete
He got out quite a bit on this tripDelete
What prolific artist.ReplyDelete
Coffee is on and stay safe
And a long careerDelete
It's interesting that Picasso didn't outsource the printing but did it himself, well maybe not actually himself, but with his equipment.ReplyDelete
The museum said he developed unique techniquesDelete
Picasso is one of my idols -- as an artist, not as a human being. I go every time the special exhibit changes.ReplyDelete
Glad I wentDelete
Debs should have sent you her Penguin wrapping paper me thinks!!! Nice to see the penguin back too! And nice you got to see the museum. I enjoyed Mitchell's posts when he went.ReplyDelete
Penguin paper is always popular around hereDelete
"Guernica" in The Prada in Madrid speaks volumes. A work of genius and truth. However, in the modern world marketing, media and suchlike can boost up an artist's reputation to a degree where the name comes to mean more than the art. That may well have happened to Picasso.ReplyDelete
The Prada is hugeDelete
One of the members of my art challenge group is a print maker and he has his own press. I agree about Picasso's work. I don't get it either but I do enjoy trying to decipher some of it.ReplyDelete
We have a friend in Indiana who is a print makerDelete