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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  • Sally Darley
    Sally Darley 5 часов назад

    I think Picasso had difficulty with his traditional catholic upbringing and rebelled against it by leaving a trail of human misery for many women and children. His human legacy is one of a man ruled by the ego, I guess. Apparently, he asked for Last Rites on his death bed.

  • Victor Zosim
    Victor Zosim 3 дня назад

    I'm still asking myself why does the purple lady have a dick face...

  • Narin Pratap
    Narin Pratap 6 дней назад

    Loved it! In particular, the first 36 seconds are absolutely brilliant. They almost draw you into the video and make you want to stick around for more.

  • Kevin Agee
    Kevin Agee 11 дней назад

    an 8 minute video titled "how to understand picasso" will not teach you how to understand picasso

    MARCION PHILOLOGOS 18 дней назад

    Fine example of the misunderstandings and mystifications existing around Picasso's art. This scene of spearfishing is obviously an allegory of art itself. The form is characterized by IMAGO-KUBISM, that is composition extended towards the figures themselves…………… ART IS HUMAN CREATION (THE FISH), BY SEEKING (1 FIGURE) AND FINDING (SPEARING), COMING FROM THE ONE (THE SEA/ THE MOON/ LIGHT VERSUS DARKNESS)

  • robertwill23
    robertwill23 28 дней назад

    Problem with Picasso's modernist cubist period works is that you can't judge them or evaluate them properly. Art work must speak for itself, so if we look at Picasso our first reaction would be right one - "it's just distorted figures that my kid would have drawn". But curators and fans of modern Art would yell at us that we must consider all other contexts and interpretations that supposedly go with such cubist work. Historical and personal contexts are irrelevant when you judge whether something is Art or has some artistic value. Historical perspective is important in terms of art history. And I don't understand why would we care about personal history behind Picasso' work if we want to judge it in terms of Art. Yes, first reaction, supposed content and form are important criteria but the most important thing about Art is that it must represent reality. And we can say that figures of Picasso are distorted because they are distorted from our own reality we live in. We judge the work of Art based on our own reality. Otherwise, artist can sneak in any product of his wild imagination no matter technical skills. Modernist cubist or abstract work is retreat to imagination, from reality, so it's basically negative attempt to erase reality from Art. It's no coincidence that such retreat into nihilism (Dada, surrealists) and imagination happened in parallel with real degradation that was going on in early half of 20th century. Modern Art just clumsily mimics degradation of humanity, it escapes into dreams and illusions and betrays first concern of any true Artist is to reflect and represent human reality.

  • Товарищ Командир Деги

    I know I know that there is a meaning behind picasso art but why would it cost a fucking millions of dollar?

  • Joshua Bell
    Joshua Bell Месяц назад

    I find it hard to appreciate any of Picasso's paintings, others appreciate it immensely. But at the end of the day, it's hard to argue the fact that Picasso changed art for the worse. Can you imagine what Michelangelo would say about modern day "art"?

  • The Walrus Channel
    The Walrus Channel Месяц назад

    It’s amazing that he is the first painter to paint a masterpiece whilst riding a bicycle.

  • rd nx
    rd nx Месяц назад

    what is the second song in the video?

  • Azothic Art
    Azothic Art Месяц назад

    If you have to have a painting explained to you to enjoy it, is it really a good painting?

  • Paco Piedad
    Paco Piedad Месяц назад

    Yes, art is subject (I believe to a degree), but why do we rely on historical or personal context to justify a work's beauty?

  • Soumya Mishra
    Soumya Mishra Месяц назад

    Which painting is in 0:07 The woman in Orange hair? The fifth one I mean is it in a museum?

  • Sulla
    Sulla Месяц назад

    haahah what a shit painting

  • mike smith
    mike smith Месяц назад

    Picasso AND Georges Braque invented Cubism. And how do you know the "distinction is misogynistic?" Other than that a good video but not as good as your others.

  • Todd Margaret
    Todd Margaret Месяц назад

    The guy could’ve smeared dog shit on a canvas and you guys would still be taking about how brilliant it was and what it means.

  • Nectaly Gavarrete
    Nectaly Gavarrete 2 месяца назад


  • David B
    David B 2 месяца назад

    So no one's going to talk about how the purple-dress-lady's head is a dick?
    Edit: oh, he did mention it. Hadn't gotten that far yet XD

  • Inure Muse
    Inure Muse 2 месяца назад

    you are #just #brilliant!

  • parthiv shah
    parthiv shah 2 месяца назад

    well said

  • olga zielin
    olga zielin 2 месяца назад

    your videos are so informative and well made

  • James Mckenzie
    James Mckenzie 2 месяца назад

    It’s reassuring to see 1 million + views on a video about understanding Picasso’s work. Brilliant stuff.

  • Cog Hrossearson
    Cog Hrossearson 2 месяца назад

    It's a shame Picasso lacked any apparent artistic talent with which to express those messages and undertones. His paintings chaotic and childish character only serve to distract the viewer.

    • Your Waifu Sucks
      Your Waifu Sucks Месяц назад

      He can actually paint good lol. He just chose cubism as his primary art style.

  • Fleur Hyrcaine
    Fleur Hyrcaine 2 месяца назад

    What.s the Name of the techno music, plssss

  • Art G
    Art G 2 месяца назад

    he sucks and because most started to agree with his paintings

  • Knona Akumia
    Knona Akumia 2 месяца назад

    that intro though ...

  • Shweta Dubey
    Shweta Dubey 3 месяца назад

    yeee! i gussed everything ryt in first sight

  • LifeLeftUntouched
    LifeLeftUntouched 3 месяца назад +1

    I live in Antibes aaaahhhhh I feel so blessed

  • Ele Zeta
    Ele Zeta 3 месяца назад

    Love your video. Hate picasso.

  • Julius Patterson
    Julius Patterson 3 месяца назад

    It’s a man and his horse.On the way to a castle to save his princess.Thats not 2 woman that’s the king of that castle.And he’s keeping the princess hostage.This is a journey

  • CaptGamer 101
    CaptGamer 101 3 месяца назад

    I don't know. I think Picasso bull shit us and he didn't really know how to paint. My 5 year old brother paintings are more realistic than this dude.

  • Arjun SS
    Arjun SS 3 месяца назад


  • jety lam
    jety lam 3 месяца назад

    i like the colors of this painting!!!!!!!!

  • jonnyb
    jonnyb 3 месяца назад

    if i took this same approach to a 5 year olds drawing, wouldnt the analysis sound the same?

  • Ramiro Mayorga
    Ramiro Mayorga 3 месяца назад +1

    I hate Picasso so much.

  • ehsan nazemi
    ehsan nazemi 3 месяца назад +1

    He was a immoral person. I don't like him, he didn't deserve to be famous ...

  • Vedant kale
    Vedant kale 3 месяца назад

    Maybe you are suffering from apophenia, the tendency to find patterns in things even when there are none. Taking this context even a little kid's drawing can mean quite a whole lots of things, but they are not glorified for some reason and so you pass it off as crude and insignificant. And honestly when you say the painting is beautiful I truly was astounded, because there is absolutely nothing good about this painting except its size. Don't follow the herd, question the thing in front of you without any bias or presumption.

  • JC divierte y educa
    JC divierte y educa 3 месяца назад +1

    Simply great

  • Alexander Bjerkvik
    Alexander Bjerkvik 3 месяца назад

    My art went through a Picasso phase... when I was a toddler.

  • Stndsure
    Stndsure 3 месяца назад

    This is highly intellectual but does not give a meaningful definition of art or the aesthetic, and why Picasso qualifies. It is merely a highly speculative set of declarative statements about the work based upon a more than slightly mythological discussion of Picasso and his personal history.

  • Bass Dat
    Bass Dat 3 месяца назад

    metric ???

  • bjpcorp
    bjpcorp 3 месяца назад

    This painting says to me; intellectually focus on your biggest goals.

    PROFESSOR X 3 месяца назад

    I could draw that and people would call me nuts

  • Dr Wilson
    Dr Wilson 4 месяца назад

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

  • เอก สีฝุ่น
    เอก สีฝุ่น 4 месяца назад


  • Pawee Sayson
    Pawee Sayson 4 месяца 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 4 месяца 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 4 месяца 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 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Adi
    Adi 5 месяцев назад

    makes no sense!

  • Troy Stephens
    Troy Stephens 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Gideon Jones
    Gideon Jones 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    His paintings are ugly AF

  • ripflappytits
    ripflappytits 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    Understand Picasso? Regards J.J Pokrak (compmaturism)

  • Steve Griffiths
    Steve Griffiths 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    stop talking

  • Cool Cat
    Cool Cat 5 месяцев назад

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

  • essessnes
    essessnes 6 месяцев 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? 6 месяцев 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...

    • Your Waifu Sucks
      Your Waifu Sucks Месяц назад

      Yes. I think this is the problem. While I understand the intention of artists like Picasso and Pollock, it's actually just impossible to see what their intention is.

  • John Hodgson
    John Hodgson 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Ricardo8388
    Ricardo8388 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад

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  • hawkeye0248
    hawkeye0248 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Amr Zoair
    Amr Zoair 6 месяцев назад

    This is so good.

  • Piya Chaudhuri
    Piya Chaudhuri 6 месяцев назад

    beautiful.Thank you.

  • Takao Hasiguchi
    Takao Hasiguchi 6 месяцев назад

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

  • S S
    S S 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад


  • Kwijiboz
    Kwijiboz 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад

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

  • ethernos grace
    ethernos grace 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

  • Sanyam Kaushal
    Sanyam Kaushal 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев 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.

  • Darius
    Darius 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

    Nu mai va drogatz.

  • afeeem
    afeeem 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Paul Russo
    Paul Russo 7 месяцев назад

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

  • TheGranti7a
    TheGranti7a 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Gerrit Sievert
    Gerrit Sievert 7 месяцев назад

    I shall name you RUclip Picasso

  • Antonio Martinez Ogayar
    Antonio Martinez Ogayar 7 месяцев назад

    Qué viva Pablo Ruiz Picasso

  • Clarissa Smith
    Clarissa Smith 7 месяцев назад

    It's just shapes..

  • elijah n dawink
    elijah n dawink 7 месяцев назад

    I can't see anything🤔

  • Andrea C.
    Andrea C. 7 месяцев назад

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

  • HempMasterNinja
    HempMasterNinja 7 месяцев назад

    Picasso = garbage

  • Yust
    Yust 7 месяцев назад

    he's making a ._. face

  • Just Fine
    Just Fine 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

    Well done !!!!

  • Bad Alibi
    Bad Alibi 7 месяцев назад

    Annoying narration

  • jason rohr
    jason rohr 7 месяцев назад

    Such quality content

  • Bethany Cole
    Bethany Cole 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Paul E.
    Paul E. 8 месяцев назад

    Paintings were the first memes

  • mpone affirmations
    mpone affirmations 8 месяцев 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.