Picasso: Magic, Sex, Death
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He was the artist whose canvases became mirrors, weapons and a window on a bold new world of eroticism and madness. He was Pablo Picasso, one of the most charismatic and misunderstood figures of the 20th century. Biographer and close personal friend John Richardson reveals the three key themes that dominated his life and work. From Picasso's childhood fascination with the occult and his complicated ideas of sex to his frustration over death and want, this insightful portrait reveals the private messages hidden beneath the paint. It's your chance to drink deeply of the potent elixir that fueled Pablo Picasso's unstoppable hunger for sex, life, mystery, and creation.
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It presented an authentic view of Picasso's life and for those who liked his work it is a pleasure to see how he progressed through his different periods, and to see his personal life, and loves.
Because I'm a caring person the bullfight scene disturbed me. I know people say, 'oh it's cultural' but I find the aspect of human beings getting pleasure of gory torture to any animal (including humans) upsetting, and disgusting. However, the scene is not too drawn out, and must be shown, because this was an integral part of Picasso's life.
It is believed that Picasso created ~50,000 works of art in his lifetime - paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, prints, tapestries and rugs. His art was in a constant state of flux and he maintained a great stylistic versatility throughout his career. Though I'm sure there are many scholars and imitators of Picasso, it's hard to imagine a more comprehensive and thoughtful treatment than what is put forth in this fascinating documentary by John Richardson.