How To Understand A Picasso

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    SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
    Rudolf Arnheim, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism -- Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1963), pp. 165-167
    Douglas N. Morgan, “Picasso's People: A Lesson in Making Sense” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1963), pp. 167-171
    Nina Corazzo, “Picasso's 'Night Fishing at Antibes': A New Source” The Burlington Magazine
    Vol. 132, No. 1043 (Feb., 1990), pp. 99-101
    Mark Rosenthal, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes: A Meditation on Death” The Art Bulletin Vol. 65, No. 4 (Dec., 1983), pp. 649-658
    Albert Boime, “Picasso's "Night Fishing at Antibes": One More Try” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol. 29, No. 2 (Winter, 1970), pp. 223-226
    Timothy Anglin Burgard, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes: Autobiography, Apocalypse, and the Spanish Civil War” The Art Bulletin Vol. 68, No. 4 (Dec., 1986), pp. 657-672
    Lawrence D. Steefel, Jr., “Body Imagery in Picasso's "Night Fishing at Antibes" Art Journal
    Vol. 25, No. 4 (Summer, 1966), pp. 356-363+376

Kesh +1843
Kesh

I would like say that all the people in the comments are right about what this piece means, both the one who says it's deep, intellectual and the one who says it's just two dudes fishing. A painting is a work of ones life and his experiences, it's representation. So what the artist truly wanted to say can never be on point without him actually saying it to the point. So what we "see" is what we want to see, the meaning, is a reflection of your own life. It can be profound or simple, disturbing or pleasant, it can be anything. It will not be same as someone else because everyone is unique with their experiences, so one doesn't need to argue with others perspective just because it doesn't match yours. In the end, what's the TRUE meaning behind this painting?..it's the one you give it. :)

Hace 6 años
Luis Mangiaterra
Luis Mangiaterra

@Kesh just avoid dateable clothing, current political events, ect

Hace 3 meses
Rathnavel RV
Rathnavel RV

Thalaiva 🔥🔥

Hace 9 meses
Davis Mohammed
Davis Mohammed

Instablaster

Hace 9 meses
Pedro Silva Ferreira
Pedro Silva Ferreira

Fool

Hace 11 meses
Maram Almadi +2
Maram Almadi

This conversation (above) was such a pleasure! I didn't even notice I had read all that because of how engaged I was!

Hace un año
Nunya Biznezz +2435
Nunya Biznezz

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, a lifetime to paint like a child." ~ Pablo Picasso ~

Hace 2 años
jfc
jfc

Could he actually paint like Raphael. though? i very much doubt it lol

Hace un mes
橙

"It took me 1 minute to paint like Picasso, a lifetime to not paint like Raphael" - Me

Hace 5 meses
Kera Johnson
Kera Johnson

@bluesque Look up Picasso’s early work

Hace 10 meses
Kera Johnson
Kera Johnson

@Rumplestiltskin he did. Look up Picasso’s early work; man was a child prodigy. How do you think he got famous in the first place?

Hace 10 meses
Pedro Silva Ferreira +1
Pedro Silva Ferreira

The fool says that and you think that is justifies is body of work ? Ridiculous. Picasso didn't have competence enough to compete with is peers a the time, that is why he went to another style, because he wasn't good enough. A hack in a society of blind leading the bling to the well.

Hace 11 meses
JAFO-PTY +3832
JAFO-PTY

it's interesting how there are painting out there being sold for $40 at a pawnshop, then years later someone finds out it's a Picasso, and suddenly it's worth millions. It is the same painting nobody cared about before, but now it is a masterpiece. It's all so subjective.

Hace 5 años
Exotixz Amateur VA
Exotixz Amateur VA

Money Laundering lol

Hace 2 meses
Chandler Burse
Chandler Burse

I mean its the same as a record being maybe in the hundredd then it turns out one of the Beatles signed it then it goes up way higher. Value is often determined by who has made it or who has even touched it.

Hace 5 meses
18_Nguyễn Minh Đăng Khôi_11D2
18_Nguyễn Minh Đăng Khôi_11D2

yeah the whole idea of pricing is kinda stupid, people should look at art because it's art not because it belongs to Picasso

Hace 8 meses
The Genius Fool
The Genius Fool

@Thisisnotmyrealname8 no just stating that the world is hypocritic.

Hace un año
The Genius Fool
The Genius Fool

@Damien Soubassis bruh I don’t care if you’re dead now or you’re married or some shit. Painting is one not to be judged by the painter but the painting. A baseball bat worths more because the person who signed proved that he is skilled enough, and good enough that his signature matters purely by his skills alone. Now when you take picasso,

Hace un año
Abdullah Khan ABD +259
Abdullah Khan ABD

I'm sure even Picasso would be surprised that his painting became so meaningful 😂

Hace un año
Monster 3981 Gaming
Monster 3981 Gaming

Bro did lionardo da vinci know the so called hidden secrets about mona lisa

Hace 6 meses
Water Falls +3
Water Falls

@p3el did your teachers never make you guys try and interpret a work of art or a poem or lyrics to a song? There are manners of expression that don't require it to be explicitly conveyed, because fortunately humans of capable of thinking beyond surface level and can the see nuances of things. Try giving things a little more meaning, it's not such a bad thing.

Hace 6 meses
Samuel Raji +2
Samuel Raji

I can say with confidence that this painting was done with more intent than you would think. I challenge you to create figures like this with no purpose. Because it is never satisfying or feels hollow,

Hace 7 meses
B 10
B 10

Lol

Hace un año
The L.J. Show +1
The L.J. Show

@Nono Nono Not necessarily, you can find meaning in anything in your sense.

Hace un año
Սո𐓈eƒⲉⲗⲧꭼ𐓰 +697
Սո𐓈eƒⲉⲗⲧꭼ𐓰

What Picasso meant in that quote "It takes me 4 years to paint like Rafael, but a lifetime to paint like a child" is something all artist of different genres and disciplines tried to achieve as their final ultimate goal. Let me elaborate on what that means : When you start in your art, whether it be creating and drawing, or making music, or dancing, we etc... You have no directions but then you learn skills in your craft. Then you get to be better and more complex. At this stage your music now have all these different sounds melodies chords Bass, etc.. so you reaching to be at the peak of your complexity. Culmination of everything you learn. This is my equivalent of realism art, highly detailed textures, shades, etc... But then you get beyond that, and what is beyond that? I want you to imagine Thelonius Monk at his peak playing jazz FREESTYLE and what you hear is perfect. Not in the sense of most complex melodies, but the other opposite! Now what you hear is really simple notes and melodies BUT it's played at the right time. Just enough for you to feel full emotions of the music without unnecessary complexity. Basically maximizing effectiveness doing the least. Like Jimi Hendrix just strike one chord strumming but let it reverberate perfectly and sonically before interweaving into the next note. All while freestyling. This peak level is what I also call IN THE ZONE. Or the x factor. When an artist at his mastery playing perfectly beautiful music by maximizing the complexity of emotions but using the simplest of technique (or so it seems) What I'm trying to say is a child is pure, it doesn't have biased, it's free, so the emotion is raw. Also because a child is still inexperience it will be simple. And that is the ultimate form of art, expression. Art like Life comes full circle, so the challenge of a Master is not complexity. Is to be able to show his skills and it's complexity but able to bring it back to that child like wonder. To capture the essence of a child pure emotion and simplicity but actually was a work of a Master. I still don't know if I make any sense haha, but that's my 2cents on it. Being an artist myself.

Hace 2 años
Антон антонов
Антон антонов

You better go do music and not art.

Hace un mes
Matthew Johnston +1
Matthew Johnston

Totally agree with your take. The moment your techniques and skills become intuition and playful is the moment when your work begins to flow and your art becomes truly incredible and honest. I sometimes feel this when I get in the zone when writing. There is some work about the psychology of "flow" by Csikszentmihalyi would recommend checking it out :)

Hace 10 meses
Yaven +2
Yaven

Love that you're also a producer. You are absolutely right and i have to admit that at times i tried to cut and reach the "simplicity" phase before all the other steps. Now I'm learning all the basics again so I can get to the child phase.

Hace un año
Gecko Man +2
Gecko Man

also a good teacher can explain it simply because they truly understand it

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Shay Crispy +2
Shay Crispy

@Daniel Awesome well it is what it is

Hace un año
Gideon Jones +388
Gideon Jones

"Maybe this is why the boat floats in a weird no-man's-land..." me frantically looking back up at the picture: "There's a boat in there?!"

Hace 4 años
ParadiseꨄSomeday
ParadiseꨄSomeday

Oh frick. I think maybe it’s that kinda light green thing they’re on.

Hace 10 meses
Zeeshan Khan +1
Zeeshan Khan

@Fireblxze both the man are standing on it

Hace un año
Fireblxze +6
Fireblxze

fr i still dont see the boat

Hace un año
Aarya G +455
Aarya G

Okay this was an amazing video. I know nothing about art and paintings and you made me want to learn more.More people need to see this

Hace 6 años
cwegers2
cwegers2

You are on the right track .

Hace 4 años
Thereis Nopandemic +5
Thereis Nopandemic

Aarya G Art is art, either you like what you see or you don't. Don't let pretentious people tell you what is art, or how to understand art.

Hace 5 años
nikonxxx +3
nikonxxx

Art history is such a sham, but so much engima tho.

Hace 5 años
jopln +4
jopln

+Aaru C feel the exact same way!

Hace 6 años
laki74 +639
laki74

If Picasso was alive, he would probably say , "what is this guy rambling on about? I was drunk at the time." Still great video though.

Hace 6 años
Dennis Lee
Dennis Lee

Exactly.

Hace 11 meses
yahyawi AB
yahyawi AB

yes hhhh

Hace un año
highmeh Paronda
highmeh Paronda

True

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Finn The Human Boy
Finn The Human Boy

😂😂😂

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Aditya Shukla +4
Aditya Shukla

😂😂😂

Hace un año
greebat +348
greebat

Can we just have more Picasso analysis videos?

Hace 5 años
Abin +1
Abin

No

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This is a human Lol
This is a human Lol

I thought he doesnt like people asking the meaning of his stuff

Hace un año
Benji Benji +34
Benji Benji

Be nice... It's really interesting...

Hace 5 años
vonmoose1 +43
vonmoose1

No.

Hace 5 años
Clarissa Wolff +73
Clarissa Wolff

my god, i just found this channel and it's everything i wanted. i am an art lover and student and i love not only the content but also the narrative of the videos, the storyline you create to make your point. this is just amazing. thanks!

Hace 5 años
Vegetarians Taste Better +21
Vegetarians Taste Better

I really love Picasso's blue period. It's so emotional and raw, the paintings can be overwhelming. It's depression painted beautifully...

Hace 5 años
Gloria Hanes +18
Gloria Hanes

Picasso's instinct was to paint as a child for a child is innocent and unknowing of the world and its surroundings. To reach deep within to his child-like state was to express the innocence and purity of a child untouched by worry, grief, solitude, and hardship. The free flowing lines in a carefree motion was exemplary of his later works. His abstracts hold a special meaning delighting many a child and those with a child-like instinct, his paintings represent what is pure and simple in life yet gives the viewer a glimpse into his childhood.

Hace 2 años
Chandler Burse
Chandler Burse

Everyone at one point wants to be a child again. Picasso just actually made his primary passion channel into that idea. And people are dismissive of him doing something we are too embarassed or too afraid to do and enjoy it.

Hace 5 meses
Mārtiņš Rozenbergs +1659
Mārtiņš Rozenbergs

Literally highlighting parts of the painting was so helpful. I was blind, now I see.

Hace 6 años
Cult Boy
Cult Boy

@Unsaturated anime is clearly the highest form of art.

Hace un año
Dastan داستان
Dastan داستان

He drew crap. Sorry

Hace un año
Karina
Karina

@Unsaturated You're right, anime panels conveys stuff better. Meanwhile these art are weird niche shit, not all people like them. But.. You said P P isn't convincing in answering you, but he's right, in art schools you are taught to try to convey story in your art in this manner so people can try to interpret it. We have a class specifically for learning how to interpret paintings, especially old cultural paintings like ancient egypt art. Why do we have to learn to analyze them? Because it's culture most likely, since ages ago people have drawn to convey stories, like cave paintings, even tho they look stupid. These art are just like that, I think that's kinda the charm for artists and some people who likes it. Of course a lot of people don't care for shit like that, I don't really get modern art either but I wouldn't say they're dumb or brainless, a lot of the people who made these arts put effort and thoughts into them. And my painter friends loves these kinda shit.

Hace un año
Unsaturated +1
Unsaturated

@Azure76 actually with movies atleast they use technology , for which they require brains.

Hace un año
Unsaturated +1
Unsaturated

@P not so convincing , try a better justification next time.

Hace un año
Sketchilicious +53
Sketchilicious

After watching this video I realized that all those drawings, sketches and paintings of mine, that I threw away, were so deep and meaningful after all! 😁

Hace un año
Sketchilicious
Sketchilicious

@Cedric Burkhart Hmmm... my signature not worth much right now? My gf would disagree. 😛

Hace 8 meses
Sketchilicious
Sketchilicious

@Benji Absolutely.

Hace 8 meses
Cedric Burkhart
Cedric Burkhart

It's not the painting it's the signature silly.😂 Your signature isn't worth much right now.🤷

Hace 8 meses
Benji
Benji

@Sketchilicious you do it for yourself, no one else.

Hace 8 meses
Sketchilicious +1
Sketchilicious

@Aerial Jordan Dunno about "...the same clarity of mind as Picasso himself" but I do remember enjoying the process of creating art. Received helpful comments from friends and family along the lines of: "this doesn't make any sense"; "it's ugly"; "you are not normal"; "waste of paint"; "maybe find other ways to express yourself"; "read books instead". LOL... that was enough to make me stop. Note: I did receive positive feedback too but the negative devastated my confidence. Destroyed all my artwork. Only recently did I restart sketching. Now, years after those early days, I make sure I NEVER let anyone see my artwork. I can be as bad or talentless as I want to be.😁👍 Maybe someday, I should attempt a Nerdwriter-style interpretation of my work. 🤔

Hace 9 meses
Dad Dishes Network +14
Dad Dishes Network

Great take on Picasso’s painting ... but I’d like to argue that a masterpiece painting (like many of Picasso) is like a dream.. you can break it down as much as you want but they’ll never be a definitive conclusion as to what it is.. In my opinion.. it’s too difficult to criticize art... unless explicitly set out by the painter ... artwork like this is like a leakage of the collective consciousness... it speaks to us but not in ways we understand

Hace un año
Eugenio Apa
Eugenio Apa

Tee garallia.clever Johannes thru aneup

Hace un año
Narin Pratap +3
Narin Pratap

Loved it! In particular, the first 36 seconds are absolutely brilliant. They almost draw you into the video and make you want to stick around for more.

Hace 3 años
Sean Kobi Sandoval +3
Sean Kobi Sandoval

These 5 steps for Image Analysis is the same process I am taught in art academy on how to read an image. Quality content on this channel

Hace un año
David Peacock +12
David Peacock

This film makes the assumption that viewers require paintings to have a meaning that is expressed in language. When I go to a museum and look at paintings, I abandon my desire to make a rational explanation of the paintings. I allow the visual part of my brain to absorb the visual images to it's satisfaction. I think that explaining visual language is extremely difficult and based on guessing. When I view a painting I allow my visual preceptors take over and enjoy the show.

Hace 6 años
Gabriela Petre
Gabriela Petre

right! art is about emotions !

Hace 4 años
leftyfourguns +2
leftyfourguns

Well said Visual art is just that, visual. When someone tries to "explain" art I feel as if it's a non-visual person trying to understand the art in the only way they can

Hace 6 años
marty chaumont +2
marty chaumont

I just discovered your channel, and it's amazing, you do a really good work, thank you ! It feels so good to be explained an art work, I really respect people that are able to analyse and see things in Art that I would completely miss myself.

Hace 5 años
Andrew Hall +273
Andrew Hall

Absolutely BRILLIANT interpretation, I am a bit surprised you didn't even mention the 4 pronged fishing spear. In traditional art and mythology the spear is always represented by 3 prongs. Picasso must have known this. Fisherman also use 3 pronged spears, so why the 4 prongs? I have a theory. Maybe each prong represents a person in the painting.Or Maybe each prong represents: Spain, Italy, Germany, and Japan, and the Fish they are 'about' to kill represents...

Hace 6 años
John Age
John Age

I think Picasso was very skilled at creating art like a top rated sportsman or musician is skilled at what they do. He was very connected to what he was doing. As I'm sure a lot of artists are.

Hace 2 años
anthony lopez +1
anthony lopez

@Oldenword look up rembrandts life. People hated and dismissed the same work that we generally accept as masterful without hesitstion. It was because his style was too abatract, hahaha, imagine that. They thought his style was too rough and not refined. He had early fame when he painted like everyone else. But as his style matured into what you are thinking of is when his work became reviled. He died bankrupt and poor. His "masterpiece" was removed and taken down and the dismantled into 16 pieces, only 1 of which survived. The statue of David was also hated by the public. Gir hundreds of years in fact hahahah.

Hace 2 años
theguy9208 +8
theguy9208

'Do you really think great art sells just so rich people can feel clever?' YES I DO! i honestly believe picasso was a great painter who convinced people his paintings had super deep meanings in order to make money, the exact same thing i would do if i could do something similar, bullshit my way all the way to the fucking bank!

Hace 5 años
CaptainNnif +7
CaptainNnif

Some of you are so busy fussing about what his intentions were, that you devalue any interpretation gained from viewing it. The man could have taken a shit on the painting and submitted it, but if that shit stain gave you a new view on the world to consider, it no longer matters if the craft was of the highest quality, or if the painter intended you to get that interpretation; the interpretation is now yours to keep and treasure.

Hace 5 años
Thereis Nopandemic +2
Thereis Nopandemic

Andrew Hall Or maybe Pablito was drunk and he did not feel like erasing the extra prong.

Hace 5 años
Skukkix23 +3
Skukkix23

srsly the german youtuber behaind had brought me to your channel and I was interested because of nerd-content. But your art explainations giving me goosebumps on my frontal cortex. I love this format and you should be doing more of this. Because I sense a growing painter mindset , clearer on the edge than most painters have themselves.

Hace 6 años
SuperJelbo +283
SuperJelbo

There aren't that many youtubers that criticize paintings, you honestly stand out.

Hace 6 años
florance333 +3
florance333

Critique*

Hace 3 años
Daily Work
Daily Work

+SuperJelbo what about the Red face/eye looking thing at the top middle part of the painting? Just to the left of the "moon-or-gas-lamp"?

Hace 6 años
ethan ztz +9
ethan ztz

+SuperJelbo seems to me like he's depicting it not necessarily criticizing

Hace 6 años
Gaya +1
Gaya

I'm an art historian and I absolutely love you. Keep up the great work. We need more voices for our tribe.

Hace 5 años
Books Tell Tales
Books Tell Tales

I love your painting analysis videos, you have to make more of them! Please!!!

Hace 5 años
N1ck14x043 +1
N1ck14x043

this video is the best essay i've ever heard. This is the kind of work that inspires me to do better and analyze more. It's amazing and I took so much from it. Great work

Hace 6 años
Jarrad Levy
Jarrad Levy

Thank you! That's all I have to say, I've struggled to respect Picasso's work, typically his cubist era, on a personal level for a while now and only really respected it for the name behind it. You've given me a better appreciation for his work and I thank you for that.

Hace 6 años
NewRhapsodyInBlue
NewRhapsodyInBlue

This is honestly my new favorite channel. You don't get unparalleled editing with great narration as well as deep analyses all together in one video these days! Keep it up!

Hace 5 años
Calugar Andrei +4
Calugar Andrei

I recently discovered this channel and it instantly flew up in my top 10 best youtube channel. Great content.

Hace 2 años
Anvay Sudame
Anvay Sudame

Damn, i love this channel. this really deserves more views. great editing, great analysis and great video overall. keep making more stuff like this.

Hace 6 años
Arnav Kumar Agrawal
Arnav Kumar Agrawal

I love your videos. I never did understand paintings. The amount of dedication and research behind your videos are truly amazing _/\_

Hace 5 años
Andre Pilli +3487
Andre Pilli

This video is unreal. Extremely good.

Hace 6 años
chica boogie
chica boogie

as the rest of his videos

Hace un año
Mayank Jaitley
Mayank Jaitley

I just couldn't see the painting before, now I can 🤯

Hace 2 años
DARÍO MAGALLANES GEOTECNOLOGIA APLICADA
DARÍO MAGALLANES GEOTECNOLOGIA APLICADA

Demasiado bueno para ser cierto

Hace 3 años
peebeeaytch +3
peebeeaytch

You just blew my mind. Thank you for giving me the tools for properly analysing art, man!

Hace 5 años
youngsloshy
youngsloshy

That intro is awesome. Great summary of Picasso in the context of this painting, and an amazing flow with that beat you have under it, all tied together with the snappy editing. Super cool.

Hace 6 años
commandZee
commandZee

Well done lesson on art appreciation!!! Keep up the good work!

Hace 5 años
The Walrus Channel +3
The Walrus Channel

It’s amazing that he is the first painter to paint a masterpiece whilst riding a bicycle.

Hace 3 años
JackHoward +130
JackHoward

another brilliant video!

Hace 6 años
Cedric Burkhart
Cedric Burkhart

I don't see how.🤷

Hace 8 meses
Andrea C.
Andrea C.

Congratulations, keep up the good work! It would be great if you could do another Picasso's painting.

Hace 4 años
Austin Nowakowski
Austin Nowakowski

I. Love. Your. Videos. And I found this one to be one of my favorites!!! OMG!! I love art! And this and your other videos are so educating and deep, I often find myself transfixed. Thanks, I guess. haha

Hace 5 años
SandiashvR : ) +6
SandiashvR : )

Great video 👍 Even Picasso didn't knew about his painting that much.

Hace 2 años
im19ice3
im19ice3

i wouldn't have thought of 70% of that by myself, thank you for making such great fulfilling content

Hace 2 años
Andrea Raggio
Andrea Raggio

AH! your videos are so inspiring!! thanks you for all of this i'm excited every time you put something out.

Hace 6 años
Jozef Doyle
Jozef Doyle

This has one of the best introductions of any of Evan's videos. phenomenal pacing

Hace 4 años
Al Portocarerro
Al Portocarerro

This is an excellent look into the work. I think it has really helped me to understand this piece in a much deeper way, both with this one and when considering my impressions when looking upon others.

Hace 4 años
Leeza Leon
Leeza Leon

While watching this video, he taught his viewers really how to understand a painting. How to inspect the technique to determine what the story was. His example was Picasso's art piece,Night Fishing at Antibes, he explained every aspect of the painting to create a sense of understanding of his work.

Hace 2 años
Sofi Posirca
Sofi Posirca

You never cease to amaze me! As a historian I am quite interested in your videos.

Hace 5 años
Caleb Wojcik +1
Caleb Wojcik

I enjoy all of your videos, but as a husband to an art history major I especially enjoyed how this one helped me see Picasso in a different light and it will greatly enhance future trips to museums with my wife. Thank you all the hard work you put into these each week.

Hace 6 años
Meme Time +1
Meme Time

Whole my life I was searching for something like this, I want to learn about so many things but I don't know where to start, this is heaven to me because I want to gain knowledge about so many things, I know I want to do this, I know people do this but I didn't knew how, thank you so much for the video!!!

Hace 4 años
Michael Candido
Michael Candido

It is great to see a lot of knowledge in a simple and brilliant way at the same time. Congrats!

Hace 6 años
Rory Walker +8
Rory Walker

I've never been able to appreciate Picasso for the most part, except for Guernica, which is the only painting of his that I know the context to. Even with that, it took pop culture for me to fully appreciate it. I knew that it was large, larger than an inset in an art book, larger than a png on Google images. But it took Children of Men and Civ V: Brave New World to make me truly appreciate it.

Hace 6 años
Kate Fresina
Kate Fresina

You know what I love about art. It's all about how you look at it. You could look at this painting and see it as Picasso's struggles at this point in his life. But you could also see it as like Picasso as just being like "You know what, I'm just painting some guys fishing.''

Hace 3 años
Shaynnanigans +3
Shaynnanigans

I love these and I hope you do even more artists!

Hace 6 años
Lik Hang Chu
Lik Hang Chu

I rarely come across such knowledgeable video. Your interpretations are very insightful, thank you very much!

Hace 5 años
Lik Hang Chu +1
Lik Hang Chu

Yeah, I think most of us will agree that Picasso's paintings, esp those from the Cubism era, are very much far from our standards of "beauty". But to me, I think it was the emotions I experienced, and the way Picasso expressed them are the true elements that make the paintings historical or in another term, beautiful in a modern way.

Hace 5 años
Devon Nathaniel
Devon Nathaniel

wow.... i.... just... wow.... I've never seen a piece of artwork broken down and explained in such an in-depth way like this before... amazing

Hace 4 años
T C +1
T C

Who said he wanted his art to be “understood.” He was an artist to be an artist. You can’t instruct someone how to interpret art. It’s subjective.

Hace un año
Xanthe +1
Xanthe

I get bored easily, but as soon as I start one of your videos, I have to watch it through. I've learned so much. Thanks for that.

Hace 2 años
dandy-lions +53
dandy-lions

I'm disappointed to see all of the dismissive comments, especially given that this channel is dedicated to the sort of intellectualizing being derided. Regardless of whether you agree or not with his conclusions, the way he thinks about art is interesting and worthy of consideration. The guide he sets out applies to any work of art, beautiful or ugly, pretentious or humble, ancient or modern. Having said that, I personally drew slightly different conclusions based on the work and I'd love to hear what the Nerdwriter himself has to say. Foremost for me is the tension between the intimate and mundane subject matter and the physical scale of the work. As you said, this work is huge, on the scale of history paintings like "Death of General Wolfe". But I saw the subject matter as intimate and pedestrian, thus setting up this tension between form and content. Combined with the anecdote about how Picasso himself witnessed such scenes while strolling along the river, and it appears to me like Picasso is trying to capture the mundane at the same level as prior artists (and himself cf. Guernica) tried to capture the epic. Perhaps it is a last gasp of normality and calm before all that is blown up by tanks and antiaircraft guns as WWII starts. Also, could you provide references to the research you used for the work? I'd love to read what scholars in the field have to say about the work as well.

Hace 6 años
77777aol
77777aol

1) Feeling. 2) Appreciating the colours and shapes. 3) Quality of application. 4) Personal context (especially for Picasso) + 5) Historical context.

Hace 3 años
Garrett Bok
Garrett Bok

earned a like with that intro alone, keep up the good work man. Your editing has improved greatly

Hace 6 años
Choplogik
Choplogik

great video. thanks for helping give people a structure & vocabulary to approach art.

Hace 5 años
Suparna Maiti
Suparna Maiti

Wow! Someone actually explained Picasso to me! 🤔 Now I really know what to look for in a modern painting.

Hace 3 años
Jonathan Sodacan +14
Jonathan Sodacan

This is so cool! I never take the time to usually dissect a Picaso painting because I'm usually put off by the weird, warped shapes, but this helps me appreciate him more

Hace 6 años
ShitGetsOld Old +1
ShitGetsOld Old

I know you may not see this but your videos are very important to the people especially in a world where everything seems to be instant and dumbed down. Amazing video as always :)

Hace 6 años
Andy Vander Weide
Andy Vander Weide

Wonderful video, I'm curious do following those five angles in that order help you to understand artists other than Picasso?

Hace 5 años
Arta +1
Arta

I love the variety of your content! Great stuff

Hace 5 años
kucam12 +20
kucam12

I could listen to you explain any panting anytime until the end of time. that was fascinating. I did not want it to end.

Hace 6 años
Elisa’s CookingYT
Elisa’s CookingYT

This is a great video. I feel those 5 steps will guide and refine me to be a better artist.

Hace 5 años
Salma Salamat
Salma Salamat

Your work is beautifully done. Impressive!

Hace 4 años
Vividh Kothari +43
Vividh Kothari

I didn't even see fishermen catching fish. I was like, "what are these weird shapes?|

Hace 2 años
Kiriakos Krastillis
Kiriakos Krastillis

Really enjoy Your arts series. Great job, You just got another patron :-)

Hace 5 años
Shawna Pruitt +1
Shawna Pruitt

Thank you for the lesson. I think this painting is interesting but now it's beautiful.

Hace 5 años
Benjamin Sleep
Benjamin Sleep

I have never commented on any of the thousands of videos I have watched on YouTube. But now I feel compelled, having watched your playlists in their entirety, to congratulate you on being one of the most erudite, brilliant and inspiring people to upload. ...Apart from Star Wars Kid. Thank you from the UK, and all Auto-Didacts everywhere :)

Hace 6 años
François Desnoyers +1
François Desnoyers

Kandinsky, comming back home one evening, saw a painting through a window. He was surprised by two things, the first one being that he did not recognise the work at all! but that despite this fact, he thought that the painting was very beautiful! Once inside the room, he rapidly realised that the maid had hung up the painting upside down. A few months later, he produced the first abstract painting (1910).

Hace 2 años
Nduduzo Dlamini
Nduduzo Dlamini

Well it's confirmed 😓 I'll never understand art.. But I must say that this was really enlighting, before this video the painting was just a doodle to me. Amazing!!! 🙌🙌🙌

Hace 2 años
James McKenzie
James McKenzie

It’s reassuring to see 1 million + views on a video about understanding Picasso’s work. Brilliant stuff.

Hace 3 años
Michel
Michel

I never thought analysing a painting could be so much fun. thank you.

Hace 5 años
Jeff Skott
Jeff Skott

I love that you made us look at this painting (mostly) throughout the 8:10 video. The average painting view is something like 20-30 seconds and I saw things several minutes in that I would not have noticed had I looked at this for 30 seconds or one minute. I agree with this being a co-piece to the tragic Guernica. Thank you for the time you spent analyzing and presenting this beautiful painting.

Hace 2 años
Pure Innocent Boi +1
Pure Innocent Boi

it tooks him four years to imitated arts (rafael), and it took him a lifetime to be original (draw like a kid)

Hace un año
TheJinxPadlock +6
TheJinxPadlock

This is what YouTube should be about! Amazing, smart, well made content. Keep it up, Nerdwriter. You rock.

Hace 6 años
Rwoane B.
Rwoane B.

This channel will be on my playlist for the next months for sure. Thank you.

Hace 2 años

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