Paris Grand Palais – Picasso Mania

Enter again. Picasso Mania:

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picaso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picasso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

 

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picaso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picasso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picaso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picasso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

Energy speaks, the response is immediate.

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picaso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picasso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

Untitled, 1984 by Jean-Michel Basquiat, (1960 – 1988)

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picaso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picasso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

Picasso’s well-known Guernica depicts the horrors and suffering of war in 1937, the same period Weeping Woman was painted. The power of Picasso’s denouncement of war through this painting inspired countless pieces of art in sculpture, dance, cinema, and architecture, as well as activism against war, and provided a prime opportunity to face these realities and to learn from them.

The world was at war during this period, and on one side atrocities previously unknown to humankind prevailed to divide the human race. Those of us whom have not experienced war directly cannot imagine. The very reason that presents opportunity to, ‘Imagine our home our planet without the threat of harm – without ANY weapons of mass destruction to eliminate the possibility for even worse destruction’.

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picaso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picasso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

And yet war prevails. A flyer with the comedians Laurel and Hardy stating, “Everyone is entitled to my opinion,” was placed in the case with the above image.

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picaso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picasso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

Whether or not one is attracted to Picasso’s opinions, his impact on the art world is undeniable. The real world of Picasso is reflected in words spoken by fellow artists: inspiring – giving “permission to create”, prolific, profound, objective ‘art by people for people’.

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picaso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picasso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

It’s a Picasso!

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picaso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picasso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

It’s a Picasso!

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picaso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

2016 Paris Grand Palais, exposition Picasso Mania, last day 27 fevrier

L’acrobate bleu (a blue acrobat)

Feel like this on the inside when my thoughts, feelings, voice and actions are out of alignment! Or, on the other side, feel an amazing sense of resiliency to ‘regroup’!  😉 .

Chose to think, feel, walk, talk in clarity and focus, free from violence in any form.
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