Saturday, February 20, 2016

Picasso Mania - Grand Palais

Its that time of the month...when Paris exhibits start closing and I get on my running shoes.
'Un Certain regard' is the name of an award at the Cannes film festival
For me it's that intense look artists like Picasso, Van Gogh and Dali have.
Clearly Bear and I do not have it.
Picasso had it from the get-go.
When you walk into Picasso Mania at the Grand Palais (you have until the end of the month) you'll meet 20 talking heads telling you how Picasso influenced them.
Inside the exhibit plenty of artist's portrait homage to Picasso. The late Basquiet saw Picasso a lot like like himself.
David Hockney admits a huge debt to Picasso and its ongoing.
Martin Kippenberger was enthralled with Picasso's big white underpants. He photographed himself in matching attire.
Maurice Cattelan made this fierce portrait sculpture.
Vacuum cleaners as full frontal ethnic heads by Romuald Hazoume.
The guide jumped out of Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon?
Small studies for Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.
The look.
Many portraits lined up in Picasso's stairway - terrific way to display them.
Walls full of portraits
Photos and videos of Picasso are plentiful, here with Francoise Gillot
The Look - Picasso with his wife Jacqueline.
In the Picasso Mania gift shop, an intimidating Dali sketchbook
In the Metro, a wall-size Van Gogh's look stops you in your tracks.
Still in the Metro, Cerise, the prize vache for upcoming Salon de l'Agriculture has 'The Look'.
Bet she paints in her spare time..or full-time?

26 comments:

  1. I love the portrait you did of yourself! Very cool! :-)

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  2. My fave?
    You.Your self-portrait.

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  3. Foodwalker12:43 AM

    Baseball players have those same eyes.

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  4. Bonnie L9:50 AM

    Truly...you have a hit on your hands...your self-portrait is terrific!

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  5. Linda R10:57 AM

    Are you a Picasso lover?

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    1. Is there a choice..?
      Wish it was returned ;((

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  6. kathleen H10:59 AM

    Would love to see that!

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  7. Vivian Swift4:35 PM

    Shhhhhh...it's Vincent all the way, for me. His eyes are so magnetic that they make me overlook the red beard (idk). Poor V., the world was never meant for one so beautiful as you.

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  8. Vicki5:32 PM

    Where is the stairway located that had the portraits on the steps? The ironwork is fantastic.

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    1. Probably one of his chateaux in Provence...just guessing.

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  9. THE STARE. Also known as the "teacher look". Worked for me! What a terrific post and I love your selfie.

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    1. Also the Fr. 'Owl Look' in Bringing up Bebe...

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  10. Bonnie in CA5:38 PM

    You had a very funny moment with this one...I am still laughing out loud...loved the "tracks" comment about Van Gogh in metro...fabulous...

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  11. MAURICE CATTELAN is the giant sculpture artist. He had a monumental exhibit at the Guggenheim some years ago.

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    1. I race thru and dont always shoot the wall labels :((
      Will add his name

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  12. Christina5:55 PM

    I enjoyed your blog images today. I too noticed the fun images of Vincent van Gogh in a unexpected place-the Metro.

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  13. love this -- bravo!!!

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  14. Annabella Bray8:26 PM

    You may not have 'the look' Carol Gillet, but you certainly have the artist's eye....I love the way you pick up certain details as you flaneur around Paris and translate them into gorgeous posts - merci!

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  15. After working at the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach for 12 years when I arrived in Paris I actually cried walking into the Musée d'Orsay..... Louvre was amazing.....thank you for sharing this

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  16. "I am always doing that which I cannot do,
    in order that I may learn how to do it."
    -Pablo Picasso

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR POST!
    I have a GIANT poster of that same fierce Vincent image, on the stairwell
    up to my studio, and a bust of him in my bathroom

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  18. Quite the collection -- it is an art history book in itself! Splendid!

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  19. I thought the first photo of Picasso was pretty sexy until I got the image of him in "big white underpants" in my brain!

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  20. This post brought lots of smiles to my face!

    xo

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  21. Anonymous10:21 PM

    This looks like so much fun, wish I could have participated. Maybe if you remove your glasses you will have "The Look"! Thanks for sharing this. I love your blog.

    Sincerely,
    Debra from SENC

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