Picasso was one of the most eccentric yet famous artists of the 20th century. Undaunted by the rules of convention he forever changed the face of art with his dynamic and revolutionary approach.
Picasso enjoyed publicity and never really left the stage. And now, once again he is in the news.
This picture of Picasso’s painting comes from a news item featured in the BBC Newspage: “A Pablo Picasso painting has set a new record for the most expensive art work sold at auction, fetching $106m (£70m).” Picasso himself would have been surprised at the huge amount paid for one of his paintings.
The stories about his unruly and eccentric behaviour are legend! He was the original breaker of all moulds. And he was also the creator of one of the most original art movements.
He began the cubism movement in art and one of his most famous paintings “Guernica” painted in the cubism style, shows the horror of war. He used his art to express his hatred of war and his famous “Dove” was adopted as a symbol of peace by many peace organizations.
But he was a restless and troubled person.
It’s interesting to see how that very fierce, independent spirit that inspired Picasso’s art is clearly delineated in his handwriting.
If you can think of handwriting as a barometer of one’s mental processes it becomes quite clear.
Don’t believe me?
Just bear with me for a second or two and I’ll show you how Picasso’s handwriting reveals the dynamism and turmoil of his restless yet creative personality.
You see, Picasso flouted the conventions of handwriting in the same way that he moved beyond the rules of artistic composition to create his original art.
The rules of handwriting were clearly meant to be broken and so conventional letter formations meant very little to him. His handwriting was as wild and untrammelled as the spirit of adventure that moved him.
Just take a look at this sample of Picasso’s handwriting and you’ll see what I mean. It’s wild!
You’ll also find a descriptive explanation that accompanies the illustration.