Part 1: A Real Picasshole
Notable Asshole Artists
Pablo Picasso, Charles Bukowski, Jackson Pollock, Lou Reed, John Lennon, Kanye West, Kevin Spacey, Caravaggio, Stanley Kubrick, Phil Spector, Roman Polanksi, Mel Gibson and more!
Picasso’s Blue Period
Everyone’s heard of this, but did you know the theme of sadness and melancholy seen in this art was caused by the death of Picasso’s friend, Carlos Cassagemas?
This painting, created in 1903, is an essential painting from Picasso’s Blue Period. The painting depicts Picasso’s friend Carlos Casagemas and Germaine Pichot. There was a bizarre love triangle between Picasso, Casagemas, and Pichot, which lead to Casagemas so shoot himself in the head at a cafe.
Dora Maar was a French artist who hung out with the Surrealists, like Man Ray, and engaged in a tumultuous relationship with Pablo Picasso.
MArie Therese Walter
Marie Therese Walter was Picasso’s lover and bore one of Picasso’s children. Their relationship started when she was 17 and he was 45 and married. So yeah, he is basically a piece of shit.
Girl Before a Mirror depicts Marie Therese Walter
The Weeping Woman depicts Dora Maar
Can you separate the art from the artist?
Is Picasso a brilliant artist? A huge d-bag? A little of both?
Send us your thoughts and continue this conversation!
Part 2: Yet Another Side of Dylan
Note - We actually really love Shel Silverstein. And really love making fun of him. He’d enjoy it, he’s a bro.
Where Bob Dylan Began
Guthrie was a huge and obvious influence on Dylan’s early career. Dylan’s first album, full of folk covers, includes an original composition titled “Song to Woody.” Dylan’s second album, The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, includes the song “Talking World War III Blues” based off of Gutrhie’s Talking “Dust Bowl Blues”.
Albums and Songs mentioned:
Much of Bob Dylan’s Music is not on Youtube. Do yourself a favor and buy it. The Music Below is by Bob Dylan unless otherwise stated.
Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan - Spotify,
Talking World War III Blues - Spotify, and non-album version on YouTube
based off of Woody Guthrie’s “Talking Dust Bowl Blues” - Spotify, YouTube
A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Fall - Spotify, YouTube
Bob Dylan’s Dream - Spotify, YoutTube
The Times They Are A-Changing - Spotify
Another Side of Bob Dylan - Spotify
Bringing It All Back Home - Spotify
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Spotify, YouTube this video was one of the best, early music videos, featuring Bob holding cards with the lyrics
based off of Chuck Berry’s “Too Much Monkey Business” - Spotify, YouTube
Mr. Tambourine Man - Spotify, live from Newport folk festival 1964 YouTube
The Byrds covered Mt. Tambourine Man and started a folk rock revolution - Spotify, YouTube
1965, Dylan “goes Electric” at the NEwport Folk Festival, Which results in Boos from the crowd and pete seeger brandishing an ax
Blonde on Blonde - Spotify
July 1966, Dylan crashes his motorcycles in Woodstock NEw York
Self Portrait - Spotify
The Basement Tapes - Spotify
this album was recorded with the band that would eventually become The Band
1979, Dylan converts to Evangelical Christianity
Slow Train Coming - Spotify
Bob Dylan Free Wheelin and Drugdealing - still unreleased