from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973. Spanish artist. One of the most prolific and influential artists of the 20th century, Picasso excelled in painting, sculpture, etching, stage design, and ceramics. With Georges Braque he launched cubism (1906-1925), and he introduced the technique of collage. Among Picasso's works are Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937).
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- n. A work of art by Pablo Picasso
- proper n. Pablo Picasso, the Spanish artist
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- n. prolific and influential Spanish artist who lived in France (1881-1973)
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I happen to be very interested in Picasso, but even people who aren't (such as my good friend Duke Philosophy prof Alex Rosenberg) say that you should see the Picasso Museum to see the outline of change in art and society in the 20th century.
This one will be a pleasant moment for Picasso lovers, but nothing like a landmark in Picasso studies, as earlier shows have been.
You have to ask why everyone in the 20th century knows who Picasso is but they never heard of Munier or Leighton or Kilburn or Johnson.
This was paid for by a very cool nonprofit called The Picasso Fund, about which I will have more to say in a moment.
The good thing about Picasso is that he was very prolific and lived quite a long life, so it would be impossible for anyone to say they have seen all the works by the little Spanish master.
That Picasso is so blue and sad; let's make it bright and orangey so it makes me feel smiley!
One critic at the time called Picasso's retrospective "very bad sub-Matisse, very bad, false."
The tapestry of the Les Demoiselles D'Avignon painting commissioned by Picasso is among the works on show, which seems appropriate in Turkey where the art of carpet making has been such an important part of the Turkish culture.
Joanne Brackeen has been called the "Picasso of jazz piano," a nickname that encompasses her adventurous style and visionary approach.
It’s exciting to see his eyes twinkle when he talks about Ella Fitzgerald or when he tells me why Picasso is his favourite “dead artist”.