Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Juan Gris, an influential artist of the Cubist movement

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Visit any art museum and you’ll most likely find a section dedicated to cubism with famous works by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. This art movement has been called one of the most influential visual styles of the early twentieth century. But there’s one man who hardly gets a mention in this genre: Juan Gris. You might be surprised to learn that it is Gris’ art that is among the cubist movement’s most distinctive, with one of his works, Nature morte à la nappe à carreaux, auctioning off for a whopping $57.1 million.

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Picassohead lets you paint like the great artist

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Thursday 3 October 2013

If you fancy yourself a bit of an artist but just can’t get Picasso’s cubist creations down like a pro, there’s a site for that: Picassohead. This genius website was created by Michael Schubert (creative officer of RFI studios) and allows you to make the zaniest Picasso-esque paintings around, simply by clicking and dragging the […]

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Photos of famous artists and their many feline companions

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Does owning a cat make a person more creative and successful? Quite possibly. Don’t believe me? Just ask Andy Warhol. He owned 25 cats named Sam. Just take a look at these portraits of famous artists and their many furry pals. Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Gutav Klimt, Salvador Dahli, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso … they’re all […]

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Picasso paintings as glamorous photos

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 10 April 2013

We all know Picasso liked to paint people with really weird facial features and eyes mixed up all over their faces. Now, imagine what would happen if Picasso’s paintings were played out in real life. The result is surprisingly glamorous. These photos by Eugenio Recuenco are absolutely fantastic.

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New Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Tate Britain

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By Ras Kwame in New Events on Tuesday 6 March 2012

A masterpiece created in a day? And it’s come to London. Now that’s what I’m talking about. Pablo Picasso’s exhibition at the Tate Britain features the Nude, Green Leaves and Bust. I’ve just been to see it, and it is truly inspirational. The 80 year old masterpiece of modern art is THE most expensive art work ever to be sold at auction. Its mystery bidder bought it for £66 million last year. I’ll grudgingly accept that as a late Christmas present!

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Nikolay Panayotov

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 19 July 2011

Taking inspiration from Miro, Dali, and Picasso amongst others, Paris-based artist Nikolay Panayotov creates his own vibrant, surrealist/Cubist style.

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Mike Esparza’s Cubist superheroes

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 2 December 2009

Graphic designer and photographer Mike Esparza paints superheroes in the style of Picasso — skewed proportions, and wonky eyes, extra facial features. They’re actually pretty hilarious.

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