Is Picasso Overrated?

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by AndrewH63, Mar 30, 2024.

  1. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    I was in Antibes last week and on a wet Tuesday popped into the Picasso museum. Ok so the boy could turn his hand to many different mediums. Plus he was able to make money selling pictures of people with the eyes in the wrong places. But honestly was he any good at all?

    He really was selling emperors new clothes with stuff like Nature Morte a la sole et aux trois oursins. In my opinion that was just a waste of a good crayon.

    In the end I felt underwhelmed by the bits of stuff he produced. I thought the best on show was by Bernard Pages. But all in all you feel the whole lot would make Vermeer turn in his grave.
  2. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    For the time period he was alive, then yes he was probably a genius. Thing is though, as time moves forward the more modern people will look down on the works of old and be more critical. It's a valid point of view of course, anyone alive back then would probably look at today's Tate Museum for example and be taken aback the wonder of it all. I absolutely love technology and science, so when I visit London that's the first place I visit.
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  3. Keighley

    Keighley First Team

    I don’t agree with this. I don’t think art forms “improve” over time in the same way that technology does. They just change. We still think Mozart, Rembrandt, Shakespeare are geniuses.

    As for Picasso, his fame lies partly in his sheer output, and partly in the fact that he was right at the forefront of new genres. Personally I can take or leave him although, as I posted on another thread, ‘Guernica’ is an astonishing piece of art.
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  4. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I prefer art which looks like wot it's suppose 2 b
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  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    "You want a bloody photographer that's what you want, not a bloody creative artist"
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  6. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Art just is, I dont think you can over or underrate it. Art just captures a moment in time and opens a windown into how the artist was feeling at the time and what was in their mind. What is "art" anyway, all down to your own perspective. Some people like pretty pictures of flowers in a vase, some people like death metal and some people like both. I still think it was cheeky Citroen named a weird shaped car after Picasso though, "what are we going to name this abject shape of a car Francois?".

    If art makes you think then it has done its job imho.
  7. Ilkley

    Ilkley Formerly known as An Ilkley Orn Baht 'at

    ‘Guernica’ reminds me of one of my favourite quotations.
    Angry German army officer to Picasso: “Did you do this?”
    Picasso: “No. You did.”
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  8. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Art isn't a pickled cow though
  9. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    To you it isnt but some would argue that creation itself is an art form. Pickled animals do nothing for me personally but I can appreciate why others do find it interesting.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2024
  10. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    My favourite painting of all time.


    Title: Mr. and Mrs. Andrews
    Artist: Thomas Gainsborough
    Year: 1748-1750
  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

  12. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

  13. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    No offence but that's total shyt.
  14. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    None taken, it's your opinion and your welcome to it. :)

    I actually prefer how nudes were drawn/painted back then to what they are now. To me, (and my very non-artistic eye) they seemed more 'genuine' and 'real to life' than the photoshopped/airbrushed ones we usually see nowadays. Whether or not those were drawn from memory or still life is obviously impossible to tell. There is an elegance of beauty about them, as they depict the human body in it's most simplistic forms.
  15. Lubaduck

    Lubaduck First Year Pro

    It is the original idea that is the genius in most cases and not just in the arts . It then gets copied and eventually the younger generations say "meh" . L.S. Lowry , the Cruyff turn, Kraftwerk are all a bit boring to today's
    youth but they are unbelievably influential in their respective fields .
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  16. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    There gram sun plays 4 watford
  17. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Hate Lowry. Remember his mates Brian and Michael on TV singing about 'matchstalk cats and dogs' in that awful song.
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  18. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Although he was good in Bad Boys
  19. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    Say what you want about him, but being called an asshole never happened to Pablo Picasso.
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  20. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Everyone must get called an ******** at least once in their life surely.

    Edit - Asshole is allowed but ar$ehole isnt, wild.
  21. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Bless, has nothing to value to add so $hits on somebody elses idea of a nice painting. Same as every other clown in here with daft comments because they feel intellectually inferior. Did your mothers not pay you enough attention when you were children or something?
  22. hornmeister

    hornmeister Tired

    Asshole is a hole that an ass lives in or has made with it's hooves. The other is rude.:D
  23. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    It's shyt, mate.
  24. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

  25. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    no u.
  26. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    I tell you what is underwhelming, the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. There are a multitude of more interesting paintings at the Louvre.
  27. Keighley

    Keighley First Team

    The Mona Lisa is surprisingly small, too.
  28. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    You need to move nearer.
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  29. Keighley

    Keighley First Team

    You can't, there are too many damn tourists in the way!
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