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