This is a small part of a painting by Picasso, known as Jeune Fille Endormie, which I believe means young lady asleep.
This painting was just sold for more than $20 million.
Isn’t it incredible that these colours and textures can be so valuable?
- Picasso’s portrait of muse Marie-Thérèse Walter to go on show in London (telegraph.co.uk)
- University benefits from Picasso gift (finance.ninemsn.com.au)
It is known as ‘Nude, green leaves and bust‘.
- Handle with care – $100m Picasso makes a public appearance (independent.co.uk)
The value of something is equal to what someone else is willing to pay.
This painting by Picasso was sold at auction a few days ago for about 40 million dollars. This is the same as the combined life earnings of about 100 people (before tax) in the Western world. In a poor country it is probably more than 1,000 people (or families).
- Sotheby’s sells Picasso portrait for $40 million (money.cnn.com)
This painting by Henri Rousseau is probably the most famous tiger painting in history.
The tiger is hunting during a storm, but there is a flash of lightning which surprises the tiger, and Rousseau captures this moment perfectly.
Found this nice little sketch by Pablo Picasso.
I can’t draw at all, and I just cannot understand how anyone can draw something so simple which carries such a powerful message.