Subtitle: Picasso’s contemporaries in African Art
Author: J. VISSER
Material Type: general or thematic Work
Publisher: Gallery J. Visser, Brussels, 2006. Paperback, dimensions: 17 x 22.5 cm
Content:. 32 p, 9 ill. col., 15 pl.coul., 1 drawings Library.
Additional information: limited release. English text. Book sold.
Condition of the structure: As new

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I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them,” Picasso “. Came immediately after the upheaval of Fauvism, cubist revolution” is perhaps the greatest change in the history of painting since the Renaissance.

Around 1907, Braque and Picasso question the very basis of visual representation: a systematic simplification of volumes, geometric shapes, geometric decomposition and recomposition facets of the “subject“. “When I went to the Trocadero, tell Picasso Malraux, it was disgusting. The flea market. The smell. I was all alone. I wanted to go. I’m not leaving, I stayed. I understood that it was important: I happened something. All fetishes they were weapons to help people not to obey the spirits to become independent. If we give a form to the tools we become independent. I understood why I was a painter. “” The masks were not simply sculptures like the others. It was magical objects, “he had said so during a conversation transcribed in the book” Complete Works “published in 1996.

When Picasso discovered African art in 1907 in Paris, “is a real shock. He was busy painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Suddenly he discovered African art and he realized he had never gone far enough “, this shock has enabled Picasso to” let go “and get rid of academic painting. He learned from Africa how to turn convex concave, chubby cheeks sunken cheeks The influence of African art on Picasso is reflected in his works of great value. They have so much value they have became icons. “

Superb iconography and numerous illustrations in color.

Additional information

Weight 260 g
Dimensions 17 × 22.5 cm