Picasso of Poetry

>> Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ajay Pradhan
August 6, 2008

Abstract, her metaphors
Meanings deep under layers
Like an object of art in stupor
More profound than Monet's colors

Abstract, her poetic diction
Only to those who dare to know
Meanings more fluid than non-fiction
Like ebbing waves reveal and show

Abstract, her lucid mind
That hides something behind
Like Picasso's cubism artistry
Indeed, she's Picasso of Poetry

The image is Picasso's famous 1932 oil painting Le Rêve (The Dream, in French).
The painting sold for $48.4 million in 1997 and was the sixth most expensive painting ever sold at the time. In 2006, the painting's owner agreed to sell it for $139 million but before it was sold, Steve Wynn, the owner, accidentally damaged it by his elbow. If it had been sold at that price, the painting would have been the most expensive painting ever sold. After the painting was repaired, it was was evaluated to be worth $85 million.

Read more about Le Rêve on Wikipedia

The following image is not a painting by Picasso. It is a still from an animation short in which Picasso encounters his painting subjects.


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