Did someone say have you gone crazy? How dare you? Leave our great artist alone.
First of all let me say this. The ethos of criticism just does not exist here on Gather although it does with great success on other networks. Here everything said is totally accepted and even lauded to the heavens. Please grant me the right to have a non-populist opinion.
Now speaking of heaven, I feel that while I'm a follower of the Lord, I should, as one of my duties, be able to recognise the handiwork of the devil and act accordingly.
If you would run up to me and eagerly say "hey the Picasso art exhibition is in town, let's go" I‘d say "no, not me" and here are my reasons:
Picasso (an adopted name) began painting in Spain doing many bull fight scenes. After his "blue" period went to Montmartre in Paris and soon had many well known artists and a poet or two around him in his Bateau Lavoir studio. They formed the so-called Bande Picasso. It included artists such as Modigliani, Max Ernst, Chagall, Diego Rivera, Chaim Soutine, Derain as well as the poet Max Jacob.
Picasso went through many stages of development and at 24 was already famous for his cubistic art style. He and George Braque had both become famous in this art form. During this period, he lived with his friend's girlfriend Eva as well as with Fernande. He then married Olga, a dancer ot the Diaghelev Ballet, and she bore him a son Paul. This was the only time that he married one of his woman but they were soon divorced.
Later he had affairs with Dora Maar and Marie Theresa Walter. Although Marie gave him a daughter Maria in 1935, he did not marry her.
Then he lived with a very good artist named Franscoise who gave birth to Claude (1947) and Paloma (1949). She left him in a foul mood and wrote a very unflattering book about him and revealed to the world his cruel streak.
This was about the time when he began distort his objects even more than before, fracturing them and so on. It is doubtful if he ever loved any his women except perhaps for Eva and Marie whom he may have loved but in his own way.
Yet in spite of this "love" he never signed any of the paintings that he gave to Marie and as a result of that she lived in poverty although she had a stack of Picasso originals kept in a store. He had deliberately kept back from signing them and so they were unmarketable. This was just one more of his many cruel and spiteful actions.
By now Picasso had begun to paint men and women in the most disgusting positions and it was the time when he was fascinated by satanic looking minotaurs.
Painter yes. Great graphical artist yes. Master of composition yes. But in his nature he was egotistical to the extreme and very cruel. He, for example left behind no will and in so doing left family and dependents destitute.
He would not let his children have his name and would not even let them into his house.
Here are some of the disasters and tragedies that he left behind.
Marie and Jacqueline both committed suicide. Dora ended her life in a mental asylum.
His grandson, Pablito, drank poison when he finally realised that he had been disowned although he was truly of bloodline heritage.
In the painting, by the internatonal impressionistic artist Margaret, the following cruel aspects of Picasso are highlighted:
Dora Maar is crouching in the background quite insane.
Franciose, in the role of a picador, is wounding Picasso in the cheek. This is a reference to Picasso burning her cheek with a cigarette while in Paris.
The horns of Picasso, the bull, have pierced the body of Marie.
His hoof is pushing agonisingly into the stomach of Fernande.
In the foreground he's using Jacqueline as a floor mop.
In the painting on the back wall Eva is shown in death.
I've written this because it's my conviction that I can't be the servant of the Lord if I don't recognise the agents of the devil and overpower them,