I’ve recently discovered a place where I can purchase all kinds of great books at incredibly low prices. I used to have a large collection of art books about some of my favourite artists, but due to circumstances out of my control all were lost, so I have gradually started replacing them and adding a few extra.
I recently came into possession of Picasso, by Carsten-Peter Warncke, which is an amazing book following Picasso’s journey through his different periods. To be honest, before I got this book I had only had an interest in Picasso’s Cubist art, I knew of other styles and periods but hadn’t really taken much notice. I didn’t know what I had been missing.
They are just some of the most beautiful paintings, with so much emotion, depth, and feeling, taking you inside the painting and capturing everything in the expressions and hands of the subjects.
So I have included a few here that I liked a lot and some details of hands that I could already see developing towards the cubist paintings that he later did.
I strongly recommend purchasing the book for study and inspiration.
(images from book Picasso by Carsten-Peter Warncke, published 1998)