A Picasso Fan is Born
Just the other day we went to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) to check out the Picasso exhibit on loan from Paris’ Musee National. It’s a great exhibit. I was always under the impression that Picasso created one style of painting, and was pleasantly surprise by his diversity. His creations were made using paint, charcoal, wood, metal, clay, photography and etc. It almost seems as though he would get inspired and grab the first thing in front of him to create his masterpiece.
It was also fascinating to see how his style changed over 50+ years – SAM has his paintings/art in order to show his different ‘periods.’ As an artist he was ever changing, experimenting, growing, and learning. That’s what makes true genius. I was never a real fan of his art but I’m now intrigued by the artist.
I recommend getting the audio if you see this exhibit. It shares some interesting stories and adds to the experience. It was fun listening to someone’s opinion on what they thought his ‘message’ was with each piece, because when they asked Picasso he would never admit their interpretation was correct. It’s almost like he didn’t want his creations to be solved like a puzzle, but ever flowing and changing like he was.
I also realized I had something in common with Picasso. Chickens. Below is his Farmer and Nude. Surrounded by Hens. I was surprised he painted/sculpted chickens, bulls, sheep, cats and other farm animals quite often. I’ll admit, I went to the exhibit because it was next to my work and I got in for free, and I came out a fan.
Picasso will be on exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum until January 17. Check it out!