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    PABLO PICASSO - SEEN HERE WITH HIS WIFE AND FRIENDS AT A MODERN ART EXHIBITION IN CANNES LAST AUGUST - WILL BE 80 ON OCT 25.

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    1.
    SV.PICASSO WITH VISITORS IN GALLERY.
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    2.
    SCU.POTTERY ON SHELF.
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    3.
    SCU.PICASSO'S WIFE WITH VISITORS.
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    4.
    SV.PICASSO TALKS WITH VISITORS.
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    5.
    SV.PICASSO WITH WIFE.
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    6.
    SV.PICASSO IN GROUP.
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    7.
    CU.PICASSO.
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    8.
    CU.PICASSO'S WIFE LAUGHING.
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    9.
    CU.PICASSO TALKS.
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    Initials KJ/S/PB KJ/S/WS/PB



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    Background: PABLO PICASSO - SEEN HERE WITH HIS WIFE AND FRIENDS AT A MODERN ART EXHIBITION IN CANNES LAST AUGUST - WILL BE 80 ON OCT 25.

    NO PAINTER HAS EVER BEEN SO WIDELY CELEBRATED IN HIS LIFETIME. MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITIONS OF HIS WORKS HAVE BEEN SEEN IN PARIS, LONDON, ROME, ZURICH, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, SAO PAULO AND OTHER CITIES. REPRODUCTIONS OF HIS PICTURES HAVE TRAVELLED EVERYWHERE. A "SELECTIVE" BIOGRAPHY IN 1946 ALREADY LISTED 540 ITEMS AND THIS ENORMOUS LITERATURE IS STILL GROWING. THE XERVOS CATALOGUE OF HIS WORKS IS NOW EIGHT VOLUMES WITH HUNDREDS OF PLATES. AND YET PICASSO AS AN ARTIST IS TILL UNEXPLAINED.

    THE IMAGE BUILT UP BY DEALERS AND DISTANT ADMIRERS OF THE "FAMOUS CONTROVERSIAL SPANISH-PARISIAN ART ICONOCLAST" IS CONTRASTED BY A LESS SENSATIONAL AND MORE HUMAN PICTURE PAINTED OF HIM BY WRITERS, INCLUDING GERTRUDE STEIN, WHO KNOW HIM WELL. UNTOUCHED BY EITHER OF THESE APPROACHES TO HIS PERSONALITY AND CREATIVE GENIUS, PICASSO HAS GONE ON PROVIDING MORE CLUES - AND MORE RIDDLES - BY PRODUCING A STEADY STREAM OF PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES, DRAWINGS, ETCHINGS, LITHOGRAPHS, CERAMICS, AND FANTASTIC CONSTRUCTIONS IN MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, NOT TO MENTION THE OCCASIONAL POEM.

    REALISM, SURREALISM, CUBISM - THEY HAVE ALL AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER CAUGHT HIS IMAGINATION AS CONVENIENT FORMS OF EXPRESSION, BUT ALWAYS THEY HAVE REMAINED A MEANS TO AN END ENTIRELY OF HIS OWN CREATIONS. ARTISTS LOOK UPON HIM AS SO ESSENTIALLY A GENIUS THAT ANY SCRATCH OR LINE BY HIM, EVEN OF A KIND THAT SOME OF US MAY DEEM MERE "DOODLING", HAS UNDENIABLY THE CHARACTER OF CREATIVE ART. EVEN IF WE FORGET ALL WE HAVE EVER HEARD OR READ ABOUT PICASSO'S WORKS OR VIOLENTLY DISAGREE WITH THEM, WE CANNOT DENY THE FERTILITY OF HIS INVENTION, THE BALANCE OF FIERCE AND SUBTLE TENSIONS AND THE NEVER-FAILING DOMINANCE OF HIS AESTHETIC INSTINCT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACM342GJQ6ZCXOXGT9CJD5D7KN
    Media URN:
    VLVACM342GJQ6ZCXOXGT9CJD5D7KN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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