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For artists or Picasso fans only
on January 26, 2007
Historically worth watching to see a shirtless, smoking Picasso creating several spontaneous drawings and paintings on the fly. Starting from markers and moving up to oil paints the drawings and paintings vary from straight forward sketches to his more well known cubist style. Best if watched in fast forward. You still get the point but in half the time. The cover painting is shot in a ten minute span but actually took five hours for Picasso to paint. The cubist paintings are fascinating to watch as Picasso starts with a sketch and morphs it into cubism, seemingly adding and subtracting layers in a random fashion. Interesting but ultimatley boring. Most of the paintings are crap and this is coming from a huge Picasso fan. It makes sense that all twenty paintings were destroyed after the filming. A wonderful guide for a painter wanting to watch Picasso's creative process but possibly not very interesting to the casual viewer.