In winter 1929, Picasso returned to the theme Acrobats of the Rose Period and created six paintings on this theme. The first work of the series was "A Blue Acrobat" (1929-1930). Also there were some fantastic paintings such as "The Minotaur" (1928) and "The Swimmer" (1929). A possible visual source was a less well-known image of a female figure in the Temple of Hathor, which is part of the Dendera Temple complex (Egypt). This image was in the book belonging to the artist: a naked female figure in the form of a bridge. Most likely, the original inspiration for the series "Acrobats" appeared after the artist visited The Cirque Medrano.
There are also 1924-1925 drawings depicting female dancers. This unnatural figure - without the usual center, with face opposite to buttocks, scattered legs and parallel hands - refers to the figures of revolution, such as the swastika. In addition, the artist seems to give the viewer the freedom in determining the top and the bottom, and this feature is also present in some other works. The light figure against the dark background is enclosed in a thick black outline, which enhances the effect of the acrobat’s weightlessness. In 1929, a discussion on whether Picasso was a Surrealist or not was provoked. These paintings seem to be a good confirmation, but the artist himself later said that he "has never been out of reality." The French writer and ethnologist Michel Leiris denied any Picasso’s connection with the Surrealists and argued that "his creatures excite and attract because of their reality."
07 August May de la Vega from Miami wrote: 'My inspiration was the great Master P. Picasso, I love his art, and his style helped me to get my own style.'
08 July HungLarry77 from Miami wrote: 'This isn't even impressive yeah sure he was 8 but I've seen better from a retarded infant after his diaper comes off. 2/10'
06 July Diana from Los Angeles, California wrote: 'Picasso’s challenge to us today, (2021) to see, in ordinary “things” we utilize every day, STRENGTH, to realize in what is “ordinary” PURPOSE, the “challenge” to RIDE, as Picasso demonstrates VISION'
14 June Tuila Jost from Rio de Janeiro wrote: 'Hi I would like to know the original measurements of the Blue boy board and where it is. Thank you.'
30 May Gregg S from Oakland, CA wrote: 'This is a very poor example of this lithograph. Every litho is somewhat different by the very nature of the process. But this one is missing a great deal of background ink all around the image, especially near the bottom that the horses legs blend into.'
11 May Christopher from Portland wrote: 'Do people think they are original with the 8 years old comments? That is such an old joke, and so stupid. Perhaps your mind is that of an 8 year old if you can't see the beauty and genius of Picasso. Please go back to watching TV. This art is not for you.'
01 May Austral from Leighton Buzzard wrote: 'I don't understand those who say they "don't understand the hype". Surely this is a page about Picasso, so if you don't like him, don't come here??... I'll be honest, five years ago I didn't really enjoy Picasso as much as I do now. He is not everyone's cup of tea, especially his avant garde work, but when you look at his hole body of work, I can't help but be impressed. He had such a wide range of styles and was quite successful in most of them. Granted he was an arrogant man and I'm not a fan of his personality, but I don't think he'd much care what we think. I just hope if there's an afterlife, Henri Rosseau is having his own back. :-)'
28 March Max Topfer from Germany wrote: 'It's Josep Fondervila, owner of the Inn in Gosol, Spain. Picasso spent 2 weeks and gained new inspiration, ended his blue and rose period'
14 March cr33p3r from Germany wrote: 'guys whats the meaning behind this painting I need to know for an art project at school'
10 March Prof. da Costa from Philadelphia wrote: 'for all of you inspired and maybe a bit intimidated by Picasso, if you wish to paint, paint (lots of online and free websites) and if not, don't be intimidated. You can appreciate his work and/or someday will have the strength to wake up and sketch or doodle or copy the works of the master. It's all good. At least you got up to see this website.I used to not appreciate Picasso until I read more about him. Sure, he was a misogynist but his life's work is amazing. I started out at age 18 months drawing circles with dots in the middle under the curtains and now am pretty prolific and inspired and I'm turning 70 this month.'
26 February Lera from Russia; Yekaterinburg wrote: 'cool picture'
06 February breyana arrieta from Russia; Yekaterinburg wrote: 'this artwork is so good I love all the abstract and the colors.'