Copying, Stealing, Borrowing, Blending (Introduction to Semiotics Part 9)

Jun 16 2012 Published by neilgains under semiotics

“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.”  - Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (see above) is considered a seminal work of art leading to modernism and cubism (Picasso always referred to a ‘brothel’ rather than the more polite ‘young ladies’). The work borrows ideas from Cezanne, Gauguin, El Greco , Spanish art, Iberian sculpture and African tribal masks and blends them in a unique and provocative  way (for 1907) to create a masterpiece. Read more »

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