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  1. Looking at these pictures, I am noticing again that I do not particularly like most of Picasso’s works, although I have to admit that in the history of art, he is very important.


      1. Undoubtedly, he opened a lot of doors or helped to open them, demonstrating that there where a lot of different possibilities that nobody had seen (or nobody dared). He is an extremely important artist. However, it is a matter of personal taste. The art I like most is a little bit further down the way that Picasso helped to point out. There are two more innovations. One is totally nofigurative or nonrepresentational art (what is called “abstact” although I think that is a misnomer). The other is a kind of applying paint in a way that gives room to chance events. In Picassos paintints, I think paint is applied in a rather controlled, traditional way. In other directions of painting, like impressionism, a more uncontrolled way of applying paint was developed, unsing pallet knives or other tools. These techniques where developed especially in what is called “abstract expressionism” (another misnomer). I like the art that developed in this direction in the 1940s and 1950s. Fortunately, over the last years, things like that are more and more reappearing, e.g. in the abstract paintings of Gerhard Richter.
        I also like a lot of street art, but there it is more the subversive qualities some of it has (although the way these works tend to decay often lead to aesthetic effects of the kind I like as well).
        All of this would not have happend without Picasso. Next time in Paris, I will go to that Museum.


      2. Maybe the paintings have a different effect if you see them directly. I might change my mind when I am there 🙂


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