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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  • Jeff Riles
    Jeff Riles 4 дня назад

    Check out my painting on Ebay type in, JT Riles Original

  • AHGaming
    AHGaming 5 дней назад

    It feels like unease. Like, the weary period between a great defeat, where you feel all this shame and hopelessness, but the world carries on and it doesn’t make sense to you.
    If that makes sense.

  • Ezra Puett
    Ezra Puett 9 дней назад


  • Ezra Puett
    Ezra Puett 9 дней назад

    that is cool

  • Alexander R
    Alexander R 9 дней назад +2


  • TheDemethar
    TheDemethar 12 дней назад

    How i understand picasso: He is a fraud. His father painted his early paintings. When he passed away, he got f*cked so bad it hurt. Until the end of his creer.

  • Anthony Hendra
    Anthony Hendra 15 дней назад

    2 men, 2 fishes, 2 girls, 2 suns, 2 cones - Duality of Women, most significant illustration of the night. While men strive to find food day and night. The industrial chimneys on the left. A realist. This RUclip video is a fine specimen of misleading information and hoax in the media. Yet viewed and accepted by millions. Social vulnerability.видео.html

  • 天楽
    天楽 16 дней назад

    No, sorry, just no. No, never.

  • Blood brothers tv
    Blood brothers tv 16 дней назад

    After watching the vid *nobody understands art like me*

  • T Jack
    T Jack 23 дня назад

    I think people think too much

  • Hadyne Chemmam
    Hadyne Chemmam 24 дня назад

    Great analysis 👌

  • Bas Reiziger
    Bas Reiziger Месяц назад


  • Color Drops
    Color Drops Месяц назад

    It leaves an impact on me...

  • 77777aol
    77777aol Месяц назад

    1) Feeling. 2) Appreciating the colours and shapes. 3) Quality of application. 4) Personal context (especially for Picasso) + 5) Historical context.

  • florance333
    florance333 Месяц назад

    I still respect realistic painting more than this kind of style because it takes much more skill and effort. As many people have said before me, Plsome of Picasso's paintings look like what a 3 year old would draw. You can only appreciate unrealistic painting if you try to find some hidden meaning in it, like reading gibberish and trying to make out the plot.

  • Joe Ramos
    Joe Ramos Месяц назад

    WRONG, Paul Cezanne is the father and creator of "cubism". Idiot !!

  • Elite Football
    Elite Football Месяц назад

    I want to understand and read paintings more and more, it gives me pleasure...kindly help me how can i read paintings? Like a video course etc any help would be appreciated please...

  • Stephen Murphy
    Stephen Murphy Месяц назад

    I really think you've read WAY too much into this.

  • Stephen Murphy
    Stephen Murphy Месяц назад

    Imagine he just did a lot of random shit and we're all reading into lol

  • Debra Moss
    Debra Moss 2 месяца назад

    Your last line sums up art perfectly. The quirkiness of human nature means that one person will see treasure in what another dismisses, another who insists on literal interpretation and yet another depth of meaning in something not even the artist wished to express. That is, to me, the beauty of art, it reflects life and myriad human foibles perfectly.

  • Art Curious
    Art Curious 2 месяца назад

    As Picasso came to believe his own hype both his ego and his art became progressively worse.

  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler 2 месяца назад

    How to understand Pablo Picasso, in a sentence;
    Get pissed twice, take a huge white canvas and copy paste figures from a cubic character sheet.

  • Hernán Ferreyra
    Hernán Ferreyra 2 месяца назад

    Please, can you traduce your videos to spanish? Thanks

  • George Ramirez
    George Ramirez 2 месяца назад

    Everything about this video is the reason Real artist hate the art world example none of this means anything it’s simply a painting it doesn’t represent the war or the darkness of the world this is all bullshit I’ve sat in a gallery looking at my own artwork and people looking at my art making up all these meetings and reflection of our society and the world we live in I was sitting there thinking this is bullshit It doesn’t mean any of that it’s just a painting I painted

    NIRMALA N 2 месяца назад


  • Manthan Kaushal
    Manthan Kaushal 3 месяца назад

    My 3 yr old draws like this.

  • Bacwaden ART&LIFE
    Bacwaden ART&LIFE 3 месяца назад

    He is one of the reason why i'm learning how to paint. I love his Work. Thank God he gave us this Man

  • Sally Darley
    Sally Darley 3 месяца 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 месяца назад

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

  • Narin Pratap
    Narin Pratap 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

    MARCION PHILOLOGOS 3 месяца 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 4 месяца 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
    Товарищ Командир Деги 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • rd nx
    rd nx 4 месяца назад

    what is the second song in the video?

  • Azothic Art
    Azothic Art 4 месяца назад

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

  • Paco Piedad
    Paco Piedad 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Sulla
    Sulla 4 месяца назад

    haahah what a shit painting

  • mike smith
    mike smith 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад


  • David B
    David B 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    you are #just #brilliant!

  • parthiv shah
    parthiv shah 5 месяцев назад

    well said

  • olga zielin
    olga zielin 5 месяцев назад

    your videos are so informative and well made

  • James Mckenzie
    James Mckenzie 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Herodot The Sweetest
    Herodot The Sweetest 5 месяцев назад

    What.s the Name of the techno music, plssss

  • Art G
    Art G 6 месяцев назад

    he sucks and because most started to agree with his paintings

  • Knona Akumia
    Knona Akumia 6 месяцев назад

    that intro though ...

  • Shweta Dubey
    Shweta Dubey 6 месяцев назад

    yeee! i gussed everything ryt in first sight

  • Sophie
    Sophie 6 месяцев назад +1

    I live in Antibes aaaahhhhh I feel so blessed

  • Ele Zeta
    Ele Zeta 6 месяцев назад

    Love your video. Hate picasso.

  • Julius Patterson
    Julius Patterson 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад


  • jety lam
    jety lam 6 месяцев назад

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

  • jonnyb
    jonnyb 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Ramiro Mayorga
    Ramiro Mayorga 6 месяцев назад +1

    I hate Picasso so much.

  • ehsan nazemi
    ehsan nazemi 6 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Vedant kale
    Vedant kale 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад +1

    Simply great

  • Alexander Bjerkvik
    Alexander Bjerkvik 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Stndsure
    Stndsure 6 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

    metric ???

  • bjpcorp
    bjpcorp 7 месяцев назад

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

    PROFESSOR X 7 месяцев назад

    I could draw that and people would call me nuts

  • Dr Wilson
    Dr Wilson 7 месяцев назад

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

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    เอก สีฝุ่น 7 месяцев назад


  • Pawee Sayson
    Pawee Sayson 7 месяцев 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 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Adi
    Adi 8 месяцев назад

    makes no sense!

  • Troy Stephens • artist
    Troy Stephens • artist 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Gideon Jones
    Gideon Jones 8 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 8 месяцев назад

    His paintings are ugly AF

  • ripflappytits
    ripflappytits 8 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 8 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 8 месяцев назад

    Understand Picasso? Regards J.J Pokrak (compmaturism)

  • Steve Griffiths
    Steve Griffiths 8 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.

  • Gaurav Chandra Goswami
    Gaurav Chandra Goswami 9 месяцев назад

    stop talking

  • Cool Cat
    Cool Cat 9 месяцев назад

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

  • essessnes
    essessnes 9 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? 9 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 4 месяца 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 9 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 9 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 9 месяцев назад +3

    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 9 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 9 месяцев назад

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  • hawkeye0248
    hawkeye0248 9 месяцев назад

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

  • Amr Zoair
    Amr Zoair 9 месяцев назад

    This is so good.

  • Piya Chaudhuri
    Piya Chaudhuri 9 месяцев назад

    beautiful.Thank you.

  • Takao Hasiguchi
    Takao Hasiguchi 10 месяцев назад

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

  • S S
    S S 10 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 10 месяцев назад


  • Kwijiboz
    Kwijiboz 10 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 10 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 10 месяцев назад

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