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Friday, August 5, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to "Leonard Cannon" who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

What falls but never breaks, and breaks but never falls?

Answer: Night and Day.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Every so often, a painter has to destroy painting. Cezanne did it, Picasso did it with Cubism. Then Pollock did it. He busted our idea of a picture all to hell. Then there could be new paintings again."

HINT: A Dutch American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam in 1904. He painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract expressionism or Action painting, and was part of a group of artists that came to be known as the New York School.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Pablo Picasso, along with Georges Braque (1882-1963), is considered the inventor of the modern art movement called Cubism, a style that reduces subjects to geometric forms. The pair was influenced by Iberian sculpture, African masks, and Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne, among others.

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Picasso was a child prodigy who could draw before he could talk. He was accepted to the School of Fine Arts when he was 13 years old. While most students completed their entrance exams in a month, he completed his in just one week.

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Picasso was not just a painter--he was also a sculptor, ceramicist, stage designer, poet, playwright, and print writer.

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Picasso would often carry around a pistol loaded with blanks. He would fire it at people he found boring or any one who insulted Cezanne.

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Picasso is one of the world's most prolific painters. During his 78-year career, he created over 13,500 paintings or designs, 100,000 prints or engravings, 34,000 book illustrations, and 300 sculptures or ceramics--totaling over 147,800 works of art.

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By the time he died, Picasso was the richest artist in history.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Every so often, a painter has to destroy painting. Cezanne did it, Picasso did it with Cubism. Then Pollock did it. He busted our idea of a picture all to hell. Then there could be new paintings again."

ANSWER: Willem De Kooning

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