Critical Reception


  1. Picasso Exhibitions

Picassoremains to be an instrumental part of the painting fraternity. Thework of Picasso is largely affected by the great acumen of camerawork. According to the individuals who arranged the “291”gallery, most of the pictures to them were just but demonstrationswith no much meaning. Picasso would explain pictures using vaguewords and protests, as he tends to believe that the pictures at theexhibitions needed all the literature support.

  1. Arthur Hoeber (1911). New York Globe

Differentexhibitions were held at 291, and they were both photographic andnon-photographic. In the spring of 1911, the 291 Gallery presentedthe first work that was done by Pablo. According to this Article, thework of Pablo included forty-nine drawings. There were alsowatercolors on display, which was mostly considered to have an effecton the fledging American avant-garde. Through showcasing the work,Stieglitz hopes that he would not just be an inspiration to theAmerican artists but give a meaning to.

  1. Tyrell (1911). New York Evening

Inthis summary, there was an impression created that unless somebodywanted to get artistic jolt of their life, they ought not to go tothe 291 Photo Session Gallery. Even though the gallery has nocatalog, the literary descriptions of the work is given.

  1. New York World

Thework that Picasso did was a form of ridicule to him as many wouldattest. He would use childish wooden images, the Alaskan totem-polesor geometrical jumbles that he would not make head or tail of. Mostof Picasso’s works that were exhibited included drawings and watercolors.

  1. Stephenson. B. P. (1911). The New York Evening Post

Owingto the work of Picasso, the followers of Picasso have increasinglydeveloped emotional attachment to the work of Pablo. What seems to bevague to the worshippers and followers of Picasso is whether Picassobegins a geometrical sketch, ends up with unexplainable painting orrather whether he begins with painting, and end up having a turbulentmixture of cones. The sensational feelings were evident among thediehards of the Picasso with them feeling sensations over crayons,things that others so as just emotional geometry. Some of the worksincluded horribly laid drawn exhibits.

  1. Charbelin E.J (1911). Evening Mail

Thepictures and artistic work of Picasso were considered to have gottento a level of esoteric anti-traditionalism. In fact, some would seethe work as ultimate –Post-impressionism.

  1. Harrington (1911). New York Herald

Thepost impression work of Pablo at 291 is represented by a disquietingarray of drawings and water colors. There was indeed an agreementthat people would sign forbidding them from criticizing the work ofartists.

  1. Elizabeth Carey Luther (1911). New York Times

Pabloin his work is evidently seen as bold, shocking, reactionary, andschematic. The drawings of Pablo portray his own personality and mostpeople were against his personality. The work of Picasso stirsrebellion among academic influences. Picasso additionally is known touse his collection as a symbol of his personality and to expresshimself.

  1. James Huneker (1911). New York Times

Accordingto this review, the artistic genius of Pablo Picasso has had majorinfluences on the development of both modern and contemporary art ata level where there is no competition. The profile output of Pablo ismore than 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and costumesthat are significant in sending of intellectual, political, andsocial messages.

  1. Fitzgerald, (2011). The New Art Criticism his art and his technique. New York Evening Sun.

Accordingto this review, criticizing by rule is no longer admirable in theworld of fashion and art. For those who still judge the art by ruleare perceived to be guided by tradition and they are no longer heldhigh. The modern critic is different from the traditional one as theyare at liberty to use rule. Essentially, the dogmatism in the fashionand art industry has disappeared and not regrettable at all.Different from the old days where criticisms would be based on thecertain defined standards, currently, criticism is done by expoundingon issues. The drawings of Pablo are brought to town by new painterknown as Stieglitz who has over time shared less or more works ofPablo.


Theworks of Picasso would be well received and praised by camera work,recognizing the potential to influence American art. Nonetheless, thedrawings were met with a lot of scorn and disdain, and some of thecritics thought them as not in order. For any average viewer, thepictures were quite difficult to comprehend. For most of the reviews,the authors tend to agree that the worshippers of Picasso have afeeling of emotional geometry with the sensational works of Pablo.The pictures of Picasso even though they contain a new revolution forpersonality, are likely to go quite over the head of any ordinaryobserver.

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