Posts Tagged ‘Picasso’

Picasso_Fillette-a-la-corbeille-fleurie-1-146x350 Pablo Picasso’s Fillette à la corbeille fleurie (1905) sold for $115.1 million at a large auction this week.  Take a look at this interesting article about some famous and beautiful pieces that sold for record prices.



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Wanda’s Gift


Just received this from a student who presented one of our Famous Painters creations to her son for Christmas.  Awesome Wanda!

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For Famous Painter night we painted Picasso’s Rooster.  What fun!  Nice work everyone.

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20170721_064157The final painting for this session of art camp was Picasso’s Rooster.  The young artists wrapped up the Modern Art Camp session with this colorful painting….and they loved it!  They turned out great!  Fun working with this group all week.  They are very good painters.

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We saw a fascinating sculpture exhibit of Picasso ‘s work at MOMA.   It is described as ” the least familiar of Pablo Picasso’s work. It occupies the entire fourth floor of the museum and features more than 150 sculptures organized chronologically. It aims to advance the understanding of what sculpture was for Picasso and how he revolutionized its history through a lifelong commitment to constant reinvention. ”


A grouping of Bathers


Flowery Watering Can


Head of a Warrior


Woman in the Garden

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Picasso's Women of Algiers, 1954-55

Picasso’s Women of Algiers, 1954-55

Going for almost $180 million ($179.3), Picasso’s Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction. It sold at Christie’s in New York.

The oil painting depicts nude and semi-nude women and is part of a 15-work series that the Spanish artist created in 1954-55.

So what do you think?

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The Blue Room Picasso

The Blue Room

Image underneath "The Blue Room" painting

Image underneath “The Blue Room” painting

I love stories about finding unknown paintings by famous artists or recovering stolen paintings.

Here is a really fascinating story.  A portrait of a man was found underneath Picasso’s “The Blue Room” painting.  Many artists “reuse” canvas especially if they are unhappy with a painting.

Since 1954 conservators suspected there was another painting underneath but didn’t have the technology to discover it without damaging “The Blue Room”.    Read more about this discovery here.

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