Pablo Picasso: 5 things to know

Pablo Picasso | foto

PABLO PICASSO: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

Pablo Picasso is the most important artist of the 20th century.
Charismatic and irascible, he loved women but, probably more than any other thing he loved himself. If I had had the chance to meet him, I would have certainly hated him, or I would have fallen at his feet like several women who loved him did.

In this post I’ll talk about 5 things to know about Pablo Picasso, about his life, his works and his lovers.

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci: 5 things to know

THE LAST SUPPER BY LEONARDO DA VINCI: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

The Last Supper is a work which, together with The Mona Lisa, has entered the collective consciousness, and in fact when you hear about the Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci’s work comes to your mind immediately.

But what do we actually know about this work?
Here are 5 things you have to know about The Last Supper.

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The Girl with a Pearl Earring: 5 things to know

THE GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

The Girl with a Pearl Earring is a painting by Johannes Vermeer, which exactly like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is one of the world’s most famous paintings, and also one of the most reproduced.
It’s a painting which evokes beauty and mystery, a face which continues to fascinate everyone who admires it in person, or has discovered it through movies and books, even after more than three centuries.

The painting is also known as “Head of a Girl with a Turban”, and in this post I’ll tell you 5 things to know to really know it.

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Mona Lisa: 5 things to know

Leonardo da Vinci | Gioconda

MONA LISA: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE MOST FAMOUS MASTERPIECE IN THE WORLD

The Mona Lisa is considered, together with The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece.
It’s the painting which more than others has fascinated critics and the public because of her enigmatic smile and the rarefied atmosphere of the landscape.

Leonardo’s Mona Lisa is so famous that when you see it at the Louvre museum perhaps its small size will disappoint you. But we have heard some many people talking about it so many times that we feel like we know her, but, basically, we don’t know anything about this painting.

Thus, here is a post containing 5 things to know about Leonardo’s Mona Lisa.

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Ai Weiwei: 5 things to know

Ai Weiwei | portrait

Ai Weiwei. Image source: Metalocus.es

WHO AI WEIWEI IS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese dissident and provocative artist, and you can either love or hate his works. There are no half measures with Ai Weiwei. Some consider him most important artist in China and in the word; others consider him a skilful imposter, and I would like you to express your opinion in your comments. Do you like Ai Weiwei’s works or do you consider them unnecessary provocations?

“My work has always been political, because the choice of being an artist is political, in China”- Ai Weiwei.

Here are 5 things to know who Ai Weiwei is.

READ ALSO: Who is Damien Hirst.

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