How To Understand A Picasso

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    Rudolf Arnheim, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism -- Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1963), pp. 165-167
    Douglas N. Morgan, “Picasso's People: A Lesson in Making Sense” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1963), pp. 167-171
    Nina Corazzo, “Picasso's 'Night Fishing at Antibes': A New Source” The Burlington Magazine
    Vol. 132, No. 1043 (Feb., 1990), pp. 99-101
    Mark Rosenthal, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes: A Meditation on Death” The Art Bulletin Vol. 65, No. 4 (Dec., 1983), pp. 649-658
    Albert Boime, “Picasso's "Night Fishing at Antibes": One More Try” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol. 29, No. 2 (Winter, 1970), pp. 223-226
    Timothy Anglin Burgard, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes: Autobiography, Apocalypse, and the Spanish Civil War” The Art Bulletin Vol. 68, No. 4 (Dec., 1986), pp. 657-672
    Lawrence D. Steefel, Jr., “Body Imagery in Picasso's "Night Fishing at Antibes" Art Journal
    Vol. 25, No. 4 (Summer, 1966), pp. 356-363+376
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  • Dr Wilson
    Dr Wilson 2 дня назад

    Dr House : Interesting......
    I got a case.

  • เอก สีฝุ่น
    เอก สีฝุ่น 15 дней назад


  • Pawee Sayson
    Pawee Sayson 19 дней назад

    I don't like Picasso and any painting that resembles such style. It's like a child or maybe a retard woke up one day and just started drawing any shapes and colors it wants. Painting is a dead language. Unless you can innovate a new style of painting, which is impossible now that most all of the styles have been done, you will never achieve the status of those who came before you. There's just so much praise given by some people on these artists but when you look at their work for real it's not impressive at all. For example, many people go and see the Mona Lisa and they say its too small, the colors are to dark and dead. Her smile? It's not even a smile, and many people can smile better than her. Lastly, art is so subjective that no one is right and everyone is wrong. For example, the narrator here, said the second fisherman leans closer looking anxious? How does he truly know the man is anxious? What if that man has that expression because he was born with some deformities? Do paintings then celebrate the wrongfulness of everyone? Because everyone is wrong. I just hate it when all of us are wrong. I hate all painters, may all their works burn.

  • Seek Christ
    Seek Christ 29 дней назад

    BUT YOU MISSED HOW HE LIKED WEARING STRIPED SHIRTS. Everything else you say is logical. But as LSD caused so many in the USA create wild and bizarre hippy type art; likewise Picasso was always wasted on his green drink that I am sure he would grab at all the hallucinations that would fly by. Therefore he trained himself to paint or draw the wild or fantasy thought/visions & stories quite quickly.

    • Seek Christ
      Seek Christ 29 дней назад

      Quincy Jones Hund out with Picasso and said he was messed up all the time on the green hallucinative drink called “Absinthe”
      Quincy Jones used to eat fish with the Picasso family, who he lived next to in France in the late ’50s.
      Jones: “…they used to live next door to us in Cannes in 1957. Jacqueline and Picasso. We had lunch with him. He was a character, man. He was fucked-up with “Absinthe” all the time.
      We both ordered sole meunière, which is one of my favorite dishes of all time from Paris, and after he’d finish he’d take the bones and push it out in the sun and let the sun parch the bones, and he’d take out these three colors, orange and blue and red, and when the waiter would say, ‘L’addition, s’il vous plaît,’ Picasso would push that. And you look all across the walls, his bones with his writing on them. That’s how he paid his bills. He was a bad motherfucker, man.” Aways bargaining and trading, because he was tight with his money.
      From a Different interview Quincy Jones said: “We went down to the croisette one time when I was living next to Pablo Picasso in 1957. We went down there with Eddie Barclay and Jaqueline, and Pablo and when we finished, Pablo took the bones on the Sole Meuniere and he pushed it out so the sun could dry it, and he took some pens, and made some art out of it, and used the art to pay for the meal! Picasso was a genius… and of course original and authentic. Man, he created authenticity. What a mind.”

  • Quinius
    Quinius Месяц назад

    It looks so ugly though. Like a song with jarring noises. Or a poem with haphazard rhythm and no rhyme.

  • Adi
    Adi Месяц назад

    makes no sense!

  • Troy Stephens
    Troy Stephens Месяц назад

    How to understand Picasso: see Matisse* ( nice take on a Pablo picture here. Well done vid. 👍)

  • Gideon Jones
    Gideon Jones Месяц назад

    "Maybe this is why the boat floats in a weird no-man's-land..."
    me frantically looking back up at the picture: "There's a boat in there?!"

  • Paul Anderson
    Paul Anderson Месяц назад

    His paintings are ugly AF

  • ripflappytits
    ripflappytits Месяц назад

    im glad he mentioned the womans head looking like a willy because i was getting worried that only i could see that

  • Shadakshari CR
    Shadakshari CR Месяц назад

    Thanks for a good video, but your video is better than the Painting because it still does grab my attention as the rest of the intalectual world does, for a common man like me its just a wierd painting.

  • jacek pokrak
    jacek pokrak Месяц назад

    Understand Picasso? Regards J.J Pokrak (compmaturism)

  • Steve Griffiths
    Steve Griffiths Месяц назад

    Fucking bullshit, got Picasso on Nat Geo series "genius". I can think of 3 other people off the top my head that should be the focus of the season instead of fucking "Picasso". Tesla, Ford., Caesar.
    I don't get it, he drew fucking pictures, that's it, case closed, big fuckin whoop the 3 people I mentioned are still affecting us. He didn't build anything, he didn't invent anything, the only reason people talk about him is so rich, stupid people lacking in common sense can go "you stupid unwashed masses don't get "it" cause your poor". You know; the common sense deficient affluent, you know, the same fucking morons that praise paintings as "thought provoking", "beautiful", "masterpiece", "genius", and the picture was done by a fucking ELEPHANT or small child just doodling, I can only imagine how stupid those art critics felt after being told that. That's how you know for a FACT that modern art is a hoax, all the videos online of art snobs being made to look like the idiots they are.
    Motherfucker just walking in to a museum and putting a pair of glasses down on a random bench and people start talking about what it represents and how powerful of a statement it's making, THAT'S HOW you know their full of SHIT.
    If you were to remove Picasso from history, you wouldn't notice it in the slightest bit, for real. Remove one of the 3 I mentioned and you will notice. GTFOH. Like I said he didn't do SHIT, other than draw some fucking pictures, I can draw, my friends can draw, me and my friends aren't about to become the first dictator of the most powerful empire. Not about to invent a way to get electricity to people in a more practical way, you see what I'm saying yet? If it weren't for rich cumstains with more money than they know what to do with, then no one would give a fuck.

  • Juan Mena
    Juan Mena Месяц назад

    No no no no no... when I see a Picasso or a Kahlo... I see the scribbles of a fucking child.
    But understanding that those paintings were made by "professionals" then I change my perception and I see shit.

  • Gaurav Chandra Goswami
    Gaurav Chandra Goswami Месяц назад

    stop talking

  • Nathaniel Flores
    Nathaniel Flores Месяц назад

    The greatest work of Picasso is not what you see in the canvas but how he plays with your head ;)

  • Patty Miller
    Patty Miller 2 месяца назад +1

    so many idiots in the comments. picasso has revolutionised art by inventing a new movement. if there is no analysis of his work then his style that has influenced a multitude of designs, artworks and a fuckload of media and shit you admire wont exist. so stop shaming nerdwriter for analyzing shit like this or keep being dumb losers.

  • essessnes
    essessnes 2 месяца назад

    Keep getting distracted by that duck with a hat, at the bottom-left. However, love your take on his work!

  • Can u knot?
    Can u knot? 2 месяца назад

    I still think picasso's works are ugly... to me they're just unpleasant... However, I understand that their value is not in their beauty but rather in their meaning and message... wonderful paintings and a genius artist...

  • John Hodgson
    John Hodgson 2 месяца назад

    If he could explain this painting, I'm sure it would not be such pretentious shit as flows out of you!

  • Ricardo8388
    Ricardo8388 2 месяца назад

    One of the most famous painter while I don't even see him being close to Rembrandt or vermeer. Kid drawings aren't really what I like to watch when I go to the museum.

  • Malice Burgoyne
    Malice Burgoyne 2 месяца назад +2

    He's soooo profound! Why do low IQ athletes and hedge funders flock to auctions of his work? What does volume say about an artist that finishes 50,000 paintings, 1000 sculptures, 12,000 drawings, 3000 ceramics etcetera? Don't listen to a word of the dilettantes and experts alike who to seem cultured, to seem hip, to seem knowledgeable "dig in" with the profound descriptions of Picasso's profundity. Let's cut the crap; most of Picasso's work is absolute garbage. The dude completed 8 works of art a day. No kidding there's going to be a gem or two after 60 years of inexorable machine like production. So "how to understand Picasso" is simple: realize he just wasn't that good and stop looking for what's not there and what's not there was not by design but because there was never a whole lot there to begin with folks.

  • Tech CT
    Tech CT 2 месяца назад

    Picasso is a highly over rated artist... I don't think anything extra ordinary or so in this painting.. people are like bunch of lambs... follow each other's thoughts... !!

  • beforeoriondotcom
    beforeoriondotcom 2 месяца назад

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  • hawkeye0248
    hawkeye0248 2 месяца назад

    All Picasso paintings are ugly and I will not pay anything to have/see one. Period.

  • Amr Zoair
    Amr Zoair 2 месяца назад

    This is so good.

  • Piya Chaudhuri
    Piya Chaudhuri 2 месяца назад

    beautiful.Thank you.

  • Takao Hasiguchi
    Takao Hasiguchi 2 месяца назад

    Understanding picasso is like understanding reality;
    I can only say "what the fuck" to it.

  • S S
    S S 2 месяца назад

    Could the 2 women with their ovaries being pointed out by the handle bar and the seat, and their large breast represent female, and the man with his spear on top of another man, coincidentally looking like the top of a penis and hair, male. Man on top wanting to penetrate, but holding back.?? Women trying to get the mans attention, but all the man wants is the other male. The bugs, kind of look like up set birds and what ever that might mean. I don’t know. I might just be in a weird mood, or maybe it’s what’s on my mind after watching The Handmaid’s Tale. 🤷‍♀️

  • Medokn
    Medokn 2 месяца назад


  • Kwijiboz
    Kwijiboz 2 месяца назад

    "The author draws attention to the center making the hand gripping the spear the *most realistic* depiction in the canvas" mmm... that´s like... your opinion... man...

  • Pain Peace
    Pain Peace 2 месяца назад

    U can say maybe...but u can't say what was going on artist's mind....... this type of art u can recognise a artist as mentally sick person or a true genius....

  • LucKie
    LucKie 2 месяца назад

    It's un-understable, hence interesting. What's interesting, sells.

  • ethernos grace
    ethernos grace 3 месяца назад

    I'm confused. Could u decipher something out of painting that was drawn without any reason?

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    mark ribau fernandes evans 3 месяца назад

  • Ashish Ji
    Ashish Ji 3 месяца назад

    Being totally candid, and frank, my first reaction is. What the hell this is. Don’t get offended or anything but this is it.

  • Krish Iyer
    Krish Iyer 3 месяца назад

    This is like Nostradamus Quatrains you can keep expounding as per your imagination.
    This is a rubbish work just like the Quatrains.
    Look at the clouds above, you will see whatever you want to see.

  • Dareios
    Dareios 3 месяца назад

    what a bunch of shit. here's my interpretation. It sucks. The only way i would put that shit on my walls is if i were at gunpoint or somebody would offer me a huge load of cash. It's simply bad and ugly. I don't care if it's intentional or not. I see it and i'm instantly disgusted by such shit. Whatever is the explanation behind such horseshit i'm sure the closest one is Picasso thought to himself :"hey, if i can get away with such shit and people love it, why waste time painting something beautiful when i can fuck the same women with this horseshit just by calling it deep?". I agree! Kudos to him for exploiting the gullible. If, on the other hand he did think that this type of shit is "good art" then i envy him. I wish i was this much of an arrogant asshole

  • Ninja
    Ninja 3 месяца назад

    Nu mai va drogatz.

  • afeeem
    afeeem 3 месяца назад

    In the name of Art ...some shitty brush strokes.Picasso was the Best Worst Painter ...whose paintings were never they were meaningless...

  • Irene Fields
    Irene Fields 3 месяца назад

    I couldn't even recognize the fishermen until he highlighted it so,,,
    Maybe Picasso is not for me 🙈

  • Paul Russo
    Paul Russo 3 месяца назад

    Holy shite, this interpretation is retarded. I guess that's what is "great" about art...

  • TheGranti7a
    TheGranti7a 3 месяца назад

    PAS GÈRE- NICA... Take a French phonetics course! Guernica is historically pronounced correctly.

  • Gerrit Sievert
    Gerrit Sievert 3 месяца назад

    I shall name you RUclip Picasso

  • Antonio Martinez Ogayar
    Antonio Martinez Ogayar 3 месяца назад

    Qué viva Pablo Ruiz Picasso

  • Clarissa Smith
    Clarissa Smith 3 месяца назад

    It's just shapes..

  • elijah n dawink
    elijah n dawink 3 месяца назад

    I can't see anything🤔

  • Andrea C.
    Andrea C. 3 месяца назад

    Congratulations, keep up the good work!
    It would be great if you could do another Picasso's painting.

  • HempMasterNinja
    HempMasterNinja 3 месяца назад

    Picasso = garbage

  • Yust
    Yust 3 месяца назад

    he's making a ._. face

  • Just Fine
    Just Fine 3 месяца назад

    Did you read all those book you listed to make this video? I'd like to make videos like this, but don't know where to start

  • Johannes Mayer
    Johannes Mayer 3 месяца назад

    Well done !!!!

  • Bad Alibi
    Bad Alibi 3 месяца назад

    Annoying narration

  • jason rohr
    jason rohr 3 месяца назад

    Such quality content

  • Bethany Cole
    Bethany Cole 4 месяца назад

    My nigga drew some fishers fishing and some ladies. The end

  • Paul E.
    Paul E. 4 месяца назад

    Paintings were the first memes

  • mpone affirmations
    mpone affirmations 4 месяца назад

    talentless painter, absolute garbage, only an artist can teach you how to "understand" but they are only 2% of the population, now we have millions of talentless people brainwashing us and teaching on how to view something when themselves have absolutely no talent.

  • Sasuke Uchiha
    Sasuke Uchiha 4 месяца назад

    disgusting just disgusting, where has art declined.. one tells the population that this is a true artist so they sell his paintings to make money. ( cuz 1 painting is from leo da vinci one from rapahel ect from the true artists. 1 original so they cant make money of it all are into museums... ) meanwhile piccaso shitted everyday with these and some capitalist put him up in piedestal to make sum money from these urines. GET THE LOGIC NOW? . everybody belives this is true art even though they are repulsed by all of these SHIT ... sheeps typical sheeps. belive everything they say. ofc u cant understand piccaso cuz there is nothing to understand. ugly utterly ugly .. INSANELY UGLY .. horror just horror.. disgusting hoooolyy fuk , disgusting makes me vomit , this is the greatest insult to ART. this shit-producing human being fuk must be removed from history books , no one should mention his name , hes worst than stalin.

  • Elias HUE
    Elias HUE 4 месяца назад

    Why do I get the feeling that Picasso knew that he would start loosing his ability due to Alzheimer's, so he started " inventing" cubism and people just accepted it?

  • Timothy White
    Timothy White 4 месяца назад

    Love All of me

  • Dennis Beers
    Dennis Beers 4 месяца назад

    Good explanation, but i still hat
    Modern art!

  • rene L
    rene L 4 месяца назад

    Picasso: "hey ladies look, I drew you" 🤣🤣🤣

  • DakoterArtworks
    DakoterArtworks 4 месяца назад +1

    I watched the video. I still don't understand. Bad art is bad art... Paintings, which are a visual medium, are visual because they are intended to be consumed visually, so when a painting fails on that front, it's failed as a piece of art. Looking into the historical context, or psychology of the artist won't change that. The best art has narrative, but the art fails if you need to look beyond the actual piece to understand said narrative. If the art is to portray a narrative, then it should.

  • San Antonio Steve
    San Antonio Steve 4 месяца назад


  • Don Bailey
    Don Bailey 4 месяца назад

    Its simple he could have been a good artist but he sold out to contemporary horseshit.

  • Santiago Manuel Pellejero
    Santiago Manuel Pellejero 4 месяца назад

    Your video is very good and informative but I think that the artist's background should not affect the capacity of the viewer to understand a painting. Personally, I think that Picasso painted at the level of a 5 year old, its ridiculous. His work cannot be compared to paintings like the death of socrates, which is a work of art visually and also meaningfully. My opinion.

  • Simon Science
    Simon Science 4 месяца назад

    "You dont speak french" but I do, so joke's on you! :D

  • john cornwell
    john cornwell 4 месяца назад

    I wonder if Picasso really meant anything with this painting. I mean money laundering and art have a long history together.

  • Kay Em
    Kay Em 4 месяца назад


  • Caudex
    Caudex 4 месяца назад

    I don't like Picasso. I have tried to appreciate his work, I just don't like it. I can't help but think it's ugly and boring. It's like, the style that everyone says brings out the raw emotion in what he paints actually has the opposite effect on me, removing all emotion and significance from anything he is trying to say, leaving the painting feeling drab and lifeless.

  • Ifan Beasley
    Ifan Beasley 4 месяца назад

    he was a fat old man dooling like a kid that feweked supermodels and everyone loves him.

  • Ifan Beasley
    Ifan Beasley 4 месяца назад


  • Salma Salamat
    Salma Salamat 4 месяца назад

    Your work is beautifully done. Impressive!

  • Steffen Laurens
    Steffen Laurens 4 месяца назад

    Wow, you're really good at bullsh*ting. I bet you would do well in the agency. How about give us tutorial on how to understand a blank canvas on an art exhibition, well you know, the meaning and stuff like you did on this one.

  • Mick James
    Mick James 4 месяца назад


  • Cinnamon
    Cinnamon 4 месяца назад +1

    I always thought the two fish represented the two women - the more sexual one is stabbed instinctually, naturally, and the more shy/modest one get the fisherman flustered, he doesn't know what to do with her.

  • nir2594
    nir2594 4 месяца назад

    What is going on in the south-west of the painting?

    • nir2594
      nir2594 4 месяца назад

      Looks like Groot

    XTASY 4 месяца назад

    I've come across a phrase, I don't really remember who said it but here it goes, "There is no invalid interpretation in art."

  • Mikkel Bak Jensen
    Mikkel Bak Jensen 4 месяца назад

    Reaction, content, form historical context, personal context.

  • Walter Calderon
    Walter Calderon 4 месяца назад

    Great video

  • Marc Bell
    Marc Bell 4 месяца назад

    Picasso did a lot of hash. The maker of this video hasn't done enough hash but spent too much time in school.

  • Sarca Gausjz Ashur Rebaddra
    Sarca Gausjz Ashur Rebaddra 4 месяца назад

    I've never before seen an artist so utterly inept and ridiculous, being hailed so vehemently for generations. The man couldn't draw a single thing right and turned it into an artistic statement; you can infer and interpret it to death, but his work boils down to "since I can't actually draw anything right, I wonder if I can make it wacky enough to be good ironically". Utterly pretentious horseshit. There's hardly any level of skill involved in his work; just flat slabs of colour and disjointed shapes. The occasional poorly-executed gradient. There's nothing to understand here, except the arrogant nature of his essentially skill-deprived work.

  • H S
    H S 4 месяца назад

    more more more

  • David Acosta
    David Acosta 4 месяца назад

    Check out my art on Instagram #theredking1987

  • Andrea Mello
    Andrea Mello 4 месяца назад

    And yet, now in 2018 Barcelona is under Nazi (under the name Independentistas) influence, seeking to destroy everything we hold dear

  • Ryan Busillo
    Ryan Busillo 4 месяца назад

    Hot take: Picasso sucks

    NELSON X 4 месяца назад

    Nice painting.

  • Khalil Safe
    Khalil Safe 4 месяца назад

    i am curious about one thing : the head of one of the women is meant to be some kind of fallic symbol?? because i see a dick very clearly there. is it supposed to mean something?? maybe what that woman is thinking when watching the men while the other woman is more inocent??.
    ( im sorry if he said it in the video)

  • choochoochooseyou
    choochoochooseyou 4 месяца назад

    You might be able to answer a question for me. First off, I don't disagree with your summation of the painting and I enjoy your presentation style. Listening to you dissect the picture reminds me of other presenters over the years who do similar jobs with other artists and their work.
    But I always want to ask "How do you know the artist deliberately placed this figure here or that colour there? How do you know the artist, if they were here, wouldn't say "Well actually I only had red paint on me that day and I needed to catch the shops before they closed so I drew a red blob"?

  • Nitin p
    Nitin p 4 месяца назад

    Fuck....hymen roth is picaso

  • Matt Mitchell
    Matt Mitchell 4 месяца назад

    This is understanding Picasso... I thought it said Pacino. :( no thanks.

  • Ricky Fort
    Ricky Fort 4 месяца назад

    can you make a video about Da Vinci?

  • Great Quotes Daily
    Great Quotes Daily 4 месяца назад

    Thank you

  • Jayanti Pankaj
    Jayanti Pankaj 5 месяцев назад


  • Vikram Pinto
    Vikram Pinto 5 месяцев назад

    wow! great job!

  • Akshay Seth
    Akshay Seth 5 месяцев назад

    over-analysed bullshit! picasso is thrash

  • Ryan Fitzgerald
    Ryan Fitzgerald 5 месяцев назад

    I hope you can do videos like this about music

  • Prasanna Janakiraman
    Prasanna Janakiraman 5 месяцев назад

    it looks like straight up garbage. The emperor has no clothes.

  • 1HonestGuero3
    1HonestGuero3 5 месяцев назад

    2 min in and I'm out. Fuck this shit.