Picasso and Beach Culture: a Cocktail of Sand and Sensuality

Picasso and Beach Culture: a Cocktail of Sand and Sensuality

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Bathers on the beach, Pablo Picasso, Musée Picasso, Paris, France. Photo source: WikiPaintings.© This artwork maybe protected by copyright, and it is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

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Amid the new freedoms of the 1920s, Picasso mythologised the beach in works that go far beyond impressionist marine painting.

Picasso invented the beach.

Well, maybe not single-handedly. But if French 19th-century artists such as Degas defined the traditional seaside, it was Picasso in the 1920s who gave a visual form to the modern hedonism of sand and sensuality sur la plage

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