Thursday, 2 September 2010

Picasso's got the blues...

It's been a while since I posted any art to my blog. I do have plans in that department, with various artists lined up for my Virtual Gallery. In the meantime, though, here's a Picasso from his "Blue Period":

Woman with Crossed Arms (1901)
This is from the start of his Blue Period and was sold in November 2000 for $55. Having done a bit of an internet search, opinion seems to be divided as to whether this represented a demand for quality in a slow market or was hopelessly overvalued. Interestingly, the author of this latter piece suggests that Picasso is due for a revalutation of his importance in 20th Centuary art!

By coincidence, the theme for Stephen's 5 on the 5th this month is "The Blues". Grab your camera on the 5th, take 5 photos, post them to your blog and pop a comment on Stephen's blog so that he can link back to it! Like the Meercat said, Simples!


Stephen Chapman said...

I like the plug for 5 on the fifth. I have been to the Picasso museum in Paris and the thing that struck me was how his art changed dramatically over his life. Well worth a visit.

oneexwidow said...

I've been, although I'd love to go again, especially as it's recently been refurbished!

You're welcome to the plug!