Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Communion, Science and Charity

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

First Communion (left) and Science and Charity (right) (1896-97)
Picasso's first professional work at age 16 was based on art direction provided by his father (who appears in both pieces). That's young Pablo Ruiz Picasso in a self-portrait in the upper left inset. Described as classical realism these works showed impressive technical skill, but they did little to make him famous.  His sense of composition was severely limited.

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Three Musicians (1921)
Soon after he broke from his father and adopted a Bohemian lifestyle, modernism became his calling card and he was on his way to becoming the great PICASSO.

Albert Einstein's coming of age reveals a similar parallel movement against authority and towards a permissive moral code that thumbed its nose at established norms.

Many contemporary historians have noticed the impact these two geniuses had in their respective fields.

They were definitely prophets of the "dictatorship of relativism."

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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