Everybody knows Picasso, his name precedes his art. But what exactly are we looking at when we look at a Picasso painting? Are we marveling at how wild his work was? Questioning him for cubism? Wondering about his blue period? Thinking if we could paint some wonky pieces and have it considered art? Nerdwriter breaks…
If you've spent your week wondering if pigeons can distinguish Picasso from Monet, get ready to have your questions answered. But the answer just makes us want more.
In 1949, photographer Gjon Mili visited Picasso at his home in France with an idea in his mind. He wanted the painter to draw in the air with a light so he could capture it with his camera. Picasso agreed and he result of that experiment are these cool series of long exposure pictures.
This week, scientists discovered something totally new about one of Picasso's most famous works: It was covering up another painting. But this wasn't the first unknown work discovered beneath a famous work over the past few years. Thanks to new tech, dozens of lost works are reappearing.
Norway finds itself in a tough conundrum after a terrorist attack crippled a pair of Brutalist buildings in downtown Oslo. Tearing down the buildings is one thing—they're crumbling, controversial and, well, brutal. Destroying the Picasso murals carved into the concrete, however, is an entirely different matter.
Pablo Picasso's mural-sized painting Guernica commemorated the tragedy and chaos of the Spanish Civil War. Cynthia Rodgers' reinterpretation of the famous painting thrusts a very different set of subjects into that Cubist chaos: the X-Men.
With 3D Photo, a boring 'ol picture can transform into a Picasso-esque art piece in no time. There's 15 different effects so you get more options than just Cubism and you can use previous photos along with new ones to artify in 3D. The app gives you a live preview of the effects so you know what you're getting…
It looks like the modern Mac icon—which was originally created in 1997 and it's the current Finder's icon—was inspired by Picasso 1934's Two Characters. It's likely a coincidence, but it wouldn't surprise me. Apple and Picasso go way back:
Some might call it plagiarism, but the knock-off is an art form all its own. For this week's Shooting Challenge, Gizmodo's readers assembled to duplicate or parody some of the most iconic photographs in history. (Light NSFW content follows.)
Last night, a thief walked out of the Paris Museum of Modern Art with some $127 million in paintings by Picasso, Matisse, and Braque. There were no lasers and no temperature-sensitive security systems. Hell, there wasn't even an alarm.