Sunday, January 17, 2016

How was one to try to understand Picasso’s mind

                                                               Photo attribution: ManicDDaily
Image: Picasso's sculpture an exhibit at
the Museum of Modern Art in New York

                                                                                                         Artist: Picasso
Image: Guernica on the Spanish Civil
War -  known as one of the most moving
and powerful anti-war paintings in history.
(fair use of image)

How was one to try to understand Picasso’s mind
Logic not rendered but gauged through his works
A right brain development that manifested itself
In cubism his invention of abstract modern art

So called of the angular or square look of paintings
Of cubes cones and cylinders that ignored perspective
Where objects and people drawn from various angles
Way off the conventional and the conservatives of art

His famous Guernica's abhorring the war where images
Of people and animals in geometric shapes were mixed
Talents of non-conforming masters led the revolution
The art scene was all the richer by their eccentricity

Note:Cubism was invented around 1907 
in Paris by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
Cubism was the first abstract style of modern art.

For Outlawyer's Sunday's Mini
Challenge at Real Toads  -  Picasso


  1. "Logic not rendered but gauged" is such an apt line, Hank--it really does capture something about this work--thanks for participating in the prompt with this interesting foray thinking of cubism. k.

  2. He sure had quite the mind indeed and saw things in many a different way.

  3. Interest concept on the work of Picasso, most knowledgeable.

  4. Guernica becomes even more powerful when we try to decode his geometries the horror strikes us even more... we are forced to look closer and take time... and boom then it hits us... a lot like poetry.. good one Hank.

  5. You certainly helped me understand his wonderful works with this piece Hank!

  6. I am afraid my opinion of Picasso and his work is unprintable. I cannot understand why he ever came to such prominence. My knowledge of Cubism is zilch. Bit like one time walking into either the National or the Tate and being greeted by a monster painting one panel of which was white and the other red with nothing else. Hanging in a top art gallery for goodness sake.

  7. I like your explanation, "A right brain development that manifested itself In cubism"

  8. I like this, Hank. Picasso is one of my favorite more modern artist. I don't understand as much as most about him, I just like his work. That was probably helped by seeing a lot. The Museum of Modern Art in NYC must love him. Then also in Madrid we got to see his Guernica which if you look close you can see the mutilation, destruction, and death of so many of the town that the countries 'gave' to the Nazi's. The Nazi's tested their war machine on the town and its people in exchange to teach the Spanairds proper submission to their own leader.

  9. When I loved in Spain I visited Malaga with my son and saw Pixasso's home, This was a great subject to write such an excellent poem. Thanks Hank.

  10. We can be leaders, even when we do not think we are.
    I think this is one of those times. Picasso definitely was a leader, even though he probably thought he was not.

    Thanks for the history lesson.

  11. That's a nice explanation. I think cubism is a neat form of art.

  12. Hey Hank! Right brain, left brain ~~ I have never been able to wrap my whole brain around his work! Smiles.

  13. I like his early sketches... This stuff is anti-war? I get a different feel from it.