Picasso

Is life a dream?

I had a strange dream today. I felt like I was Alice in Wonderland. Everything was deformed, reversed – totally surreal. It took me a while before I got back to reality after I woke up from my dream. I carefully watched every object around me waiting...
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Carnival of Paris

When February arrives you are definitely fed up with winter. You check how much longer each day is and wonder whether the snow that has just fallen will be the last this wintertime. This is why Carnival is celebrated so wildly and noisily. The carnival...
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Vintage New Years Eve

Finish a good year with a good party, so you can start the New Year in an excellent mood! Spend January 1st eating your favorite food and making plans for the whole New Year. This one will be a special one! New years eve is a time for celebrating and...
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Things about Picasso you didn’t know

Almost everybody knows who Pablo Picasso was. A Spanish painter, founder of cubism, and considered one of the most extraordinary painters of the 20th century. However, there are some things that only true fans of the artist know. Today I have been running...
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Why do artists like the color blue?

It’s the last week of November. You can feel the mood of Christmas on the streets of Paris. You can smell winter in the air even though no snowflakes have fallen yet. Decorated trees are showing up in the shop windows, colorful lights have been hung...
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International artists choose Paris

For hundreds of years Paris has been the favorite choice of international artists to start their career. Why? Are Parisians more enthusiastic and inquisitive about what artists do? Do they respect art and the artistic community more than people in other...
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Eat like Picasso, drink like Hemingway

Sometimes I wonder what was on those famous artists’ menus back in the day. Were they gourmands? or was food the last thing on their minds? I decided to find out for myself what was on their plates during the last century. Pablo Picasso, one of the...
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Happy Birthday Picasso!

For the past few days I have been wondering how to celebrate Picasso’s birthday. It’s not that I celebrate it every year – October 25 is not even marked in my agenda. However, this one is very special and Paris has been preparing to celebrate...
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Pablo Picasso and his lovers

Pablo Picasso once said – “Love is the greatest refreshment in life”. This is the rule he followed for all his life. Picasso had two wives, Olga and Jacqueline and four children by three women. But he was involved in many affairs, often...
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