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  1. Tangents – the image of a bull featured prominently in Picasso’s painting of “Guernica,” a symbolist work regarding a bombing during the Spanish Civil War. It’s still pretty intense.

    Other than that, I think Picasso did a cameo appearance on the Addams Family TV series. I didn’t see that coming.

  2. Considering the fact that this guy could paint like Raphael when he was 10, I think he got well over the phase of making ‘impressive’ art.
    I guess this vid is just a stunt, but it’s still nice. I love the stylization and brush work, it’s almost like ancient Chinese art.

  3. Paint like Raphael when he was 10!? He was a fairy good representational painter by TODAY’S standards, but he certainly was no Raphael.

    Ignorant comments like that make me sick.

  4. Well sir, pardon me for paraphrasing Picasso out of my head without checking the source (which was actually “at 15 I could paint like Velazquez, it took me 80 years to paint like a child”), which probably referred to this:
    http://www.spanisharts.com/reinasofia/picasso/primeracomunion.jpg
    or this:
    http://www.nga.gov/images/noncol/fisherfs.jpg

    He also drew this at 11:
    http://www.nga.gov/images/noncol/torsofs.jpg

    Many adult painters could only wish to have that skill. He had it in his teens, so he could explore much further afterwards and get rid of academism. That’s why people who say “Les demoiselles d’Avignon” are badly drawn make me laugh.

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