25 October we celebrate the birth of Pablo Picasso, born 1881. Picasso left the studio for the last time in 1973.
Girl Before a Mirror. Picasso suggests the day-self & night-self, tranquillity & vitality; also Vanity.
Agapanthus Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) 1914-26. Oil on canvas
Untitled, Cy Twombly, 2001. MoMA. “Twombly’s fusing of thought, mark-making, narrative, history, myth, and formalism made me see that there is no such thing as purely abstract or representational art. He’s the artist who made me see that all art is equally abstract and that something as simple as handwriting and scribbling, unleashed, can be art.” Jerry Saltz Celebrates the Life and Art of Cy Twombly, New York Magazine.
Henri Maitisse - Blue Nude I read somewhere once that the reason that Matisse went to these paper cutouts is because he could no longer see well enough to paint. He felt that the beauty was in color itself.
Model Jean Patchett at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Nina Leen for LIFE, 1949.