Synopsis I wanted to be a painter, and I became Picasso declared Pablo Picasso 1881 1973 in an apt survey of a triumphant career He had good grounds for the confidence palpable in his statement, for in the history of 20th century art, his name stands out over all the others In Picasso s paintings, drawings, lithographs, ceramics, and sculptures, he was tirelessly inventive and innovative, exhibiting an aesthetic bravado that kept him one step ahead of his contemporaries From subject matter to new forms and techniques to new media, Picasso got there first The Spanish artist s enormous output, from the eight year old s beginnings to the late work of a man of ninety one, is surely one of the most diverse and creatively energetic in the whole history of art, and it is no exaggeration to see him as the genius of the century Carsten Peter Warncke s study is a thorough review of Picasso s entire oeuvre, from the early Blue and Rose Periods, through the analytic and synthetic cubism and classicist phase of the all the way up to the art of the old savage Picasso ber den Autor und weitere MitwirkendeCarsten Peter Warncke studied art history, classical archaeology, and literature in Vienna, Heidelberg, and Hamburg, and received his doctorate from the latter in 1975 He is professor of art history at the University of Gottingen Ingo F Walther was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich He has published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries, including TASCHEN s Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Codices Illustres....
|Title||:||Picasso: 25 Jahre TASCHEN (Big Art)|
|Publisher||:||TASCHEN GmbH Auflage 2., 17 Januar 2008|
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Picasso: 25 Jahre TASCHEN (Big Art) Reviews
anschaulich und informative Texte, guter Überblick über die wesentlichen Schaffensperioden, eine gute Lektüre am Abend zur Besinnung mit einem guten Glas Rotwein (wie der Meister selbst)
Dieses Buch ist eine sehr schöne und im Umfang bewältigbare Darstellung des Schaffens von Picasso.Es werden alle Phasen seines Lebens beleuchtet. Es werden sowohl Gemälde, Plastiken und Zeichnungen beleuchtet, jedoch liegt der Schwerpunkt eindeutig auf ersterem. Sehr gut werden auch die Motive Picassos und die Hintergründe/Beweggründe für seine Werke aufgezeigt.Dieses Buch ist sowohl für Einsteiger als auch "Profis" sehr interessant. v.a. die vielen großformatigen Abbildungen, die man sonst nur in Büchern ab minimum 40 € findet, machen dieses Buch zu einem idealen Nachschlagewerk i Sachen Picasso.Die gelungene Aufarbeitung und die außergewöhnliche Ausstattung haben 5 Sterne bei weitem verdient. Es ist wirklich eines der Besten.
This is one of the 25 volumes on art that Taschen published in 2006 to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the original being published in 1997. The German text by Carsten-Peter Warncke has been translated by Michael Hulse.The author introduces his subject in a short essay, ‘Picasso the Legend’ after which a chronological approach is adopted with chapters addressing ‘The Early Years 1890-1901’, ‘The Blue and Rose Periods 1901-1906’, ‘Cubism 1906-1915’, ‘Classicism and Surrealism 1916-1936’, ‘War, Art and Politics 1937-1953’ and ‘The Man and the Myth 1954-1973’. A final chapter presents ‘Pablo Picasso; A Chronology’, illustrated with b/w contemporary photographs. There are more than 450 reproductions, all but a handful in colour, which is superb, as in “Woman Reading”, 1935, and “Seated Nude in an Armchair”, 1965. The majority as reproduced as full- or half-page plates. The work shown on the front jacket cover is “Self-portrait with a Palette”, 1906.The earliest work illustrated is the drawing “Hercules with his Club”, 1890, completed when the artist was aged 9. Before long, under the direction of his artist father, Picasso was producing monochrome earthy brown portraits, “Self-portrait with Close-Cropped Hair”, “Portrait of the Artist’s Father” and “Portrait of the Artist’s Mother”, all 1896, and realist works such as “The Barefoot Girl”, 1895, “First Communion”, 1896, and “Science and Charity”, 1897. Picasso’s skill as an artist is evident in the way that, still at an early age, he was able to produce “Head of a Man in the Style of El Greco”, 1899, and “Le Moulin de la Galette”, 1900, the closest that the artist came to Toulouse-Lautrec.Picasso’s first masterpiece is generally recognised to be “The Two Saltimbanques (Harlequin and his Companion)”, 1901, whilst “Pierreuse”, 1901, shows the influence of pointillism and the Nabis. It is staggering that after painting this work, with its red hat and jumper, Picasso should have entered his Blue Period, typified by “Self-portrait with Cloak”, 1901-02. Works from this period, mainly painted in Barcelona, are best described as cheerless and depressed, and failed to attract interest from either buyers or the general public. A major reason for this emotional state was the suicide in 1901 of his close friend, the painter Carlos Casagemas. “Poor People on the Seashore” and “La Vie (Life)”, both 1903, represent the summit of this artistic period that increased in popularity in the 20th century.The artist’s Rose Period, beginning in 1904, is of greater art-historical importance and reflects a more optimistic outlook, “Woman with a Crow”, 1904, “Woman Wearing a Chemise”, 1905, and a host of works celebrating acrobats and Harlequin. This period also saw the artist extending his interests into etching and sculpture, as in “The Jester”, 1905.Warncke is very good at explaining the artist’s studies preceding cubism, which are illustrated by “Self-portrait”, “Female Nude” and “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”, all 1907, “Woman with Pears (Fernande)”, 1909, “Portrait of Ambroise Vollard”, 1910, and “Bottle on a Table”, 1912, collages such as “Violin”, 1913, assemblages, “Guitar and Bottle of Bass”, 1913, and sculptures, “The Glass of Absinthe,” 1914. Remarkably, in 1916, Picasso returned to a classical style with “Portrait of Olga in an Armchair”, 1917, pointillism “The Peasants’ Repast (after Le Nain)”, 1917, and “The Pipes of Pan”, 1923, before darting off again with complex assemblages, such as “Guitar”, 1926, the horrific “The Kiss”, 1925, works based on the bullring, “Bullfight (Corrida)”, 1934, and many etchings, including “Minotauromachy”, 1935.The selection of works has been very professionally made, covering the diversity of the artist’s work in different mediums throughout his very long professional life and including a number of less-familiar works, including those from private collections, such as “Frenzy”, 1900, “Woman with Pears (Fernande)”, 1909, “Seated Nude Drying Her Foot”, 1921, “Figure”, 1927, “Portrait of Seated Woman in a Garden”, 1938, “Seated Woman in an Armchair”, 1948, “Sylvette David in a Green Armchair”, 1954, “Seated Nude”, 1956, and “Seated Nude”, 1959, . Warncke describes Picasso as ‘not just a man and his work. Picasso is always a legend, indeed almost a myth. In the public view he has long been the personification of genius in modern art’. He was, moreover, an incredibly hard working and driven individual, and this amply shows this.The 25th anniversary series of art books produced by Taschen are all incredibly good value artistically, the text and illustrations complementing one another beautifully, and financially.