The Podcast about Art and the Creative Process

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?

 La Vie, 1903, oil on canvas

La Vie, 1903, oil on canvas

LA Vie

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, photographed by Man Ray

Dora Maar, photographed by Man Ray

Dora MAar

Dora Maar was a French artist who hung out with the Surrealists, like Man Ray, and engaged in a tumultuous relationship with Pablo Picasso.

 
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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

 Girl Before a Mirror, 1932, oil on canvas

Girl Before a Mirror, 1932, oil on canvas

The Weeping Woman depicts Dora Maar

 The Weeping Woman, 1937, oil on canvas

The Weeping Woman, 1937, oil on canvas

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Part 2: Yet Another Side of Dylan

Listen to the episode, see the pictures, be the asshole.