The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1968 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 30, 1968
Page 3
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A painted head of Picasso's design T. RBaching up is Arm, a 1959 bronze, to perhaps tickle the nose of an art student. l.o create a style in art or music .is, in any day or.age, a difficult problem in creativity. Pablo Picasso has been an innovator of styles and methods throughout his life. He is a legend in the art world who is still at work. Born in1881 in Malaga, Spain, he mastered the realistic technique by age 14 and, at 16, was running his own studio in Barcelona, where he had dropped out of the School of Fine Art. His work ranged through "periods", when one overall theme or color highlighted his efforts. His "blue" period was when he was impoverished and just settling in Paris f His "rose" period was when he began to find success and associated with talented people in other fields, such as Gertrude Stein, the writer. His "African" period, by 1907, was when he worked with primitive and archaic art of the African tribes. . In 1908, he and Georges Braque produced works which came to be known as Cubism, based on simultaneous viewing of one object from many points of view. It was a new expression and, even as painters around the'world emulated it, Picasso entered his "classic" period, marked by figures of monumental proportions. Just prior to World War II, he touched.surrealism, that art which depicts the happenings of the unconscious mind, but he moved away from such a style. During the War, despite Nazi, condemnation, he continued to produce iiis sometimes horrifying distortions of his subjects, but never • in a surrealistic sense. Afterward, he entered into the "found objects" period, making art from whatever came to hand. This led to the study of folded sheet metal-creations. Even as-he worked ori one style he created works in anotner^producingin pne"period" of effort-more material than some Artists create in a lifetime. A collection of his sculptures, bronzes, ceramics, collages, sheet metal and- cubist constructions, with several prints, some never-before'seen in the United States, has been gathered together in a presentation at the New York , City. Museum of Modern Art. The stiow spans 65 years of. Picasso's creative life. The man who created styles and forms, Pablo Picasso. Tntomanfletsoneyelwelito observe Cat, a bronze mada In 1941 • »» •'*'*'"• «'•' " 4 * ' > Sheet-metal abstraction gazes back :, at the viewer Two larfle-«ize head tculpturas, eraatad In 1931-». A study tor Man with Shaapi an aarly 1940 pan and Ink drawing. Woman, a 193142 bronsa. A nVar-ia-»1zaTcroatlon, Man with a Sheep, mada in 1944 In Paris TM« WMtfs PICTURE SHOW by AP Phot(«r»pliM 80BERT WAOT^

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