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Pablo's Last Concert II by ArtOfTheMystic Pablo's Last Concert II by ArtOfTheMystic
acrylic on canvas, 30"x40", 1990

Picasso at his most playful, surrounded by odds and ends he refused to throw out, intuitively playing an assortment of out of tune musical instruments for the enjoyment of himself and with no regard to the sensitive ears of innocent bystanders.


The painting was preceded by this drawing [link] which I had sold - I missed it so much I decided to paint it.

This painting was my entry inRound 3 at the Saachi Gallery Showdown during the week of April 2nd to April 8th.
It did very well, though not a finalist, but was in the top 50 most favored artworks [link]

This artwork was again entered in the SAACHI GALLERY SHOWDOWN round 12 between 11-02-2008 and 18-02-2008 and had been
VOTED TOP 50 - THANK YOU ALL FOR VOTING!!!!!!!
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SabinaNore Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
This painting has been featured in The Surreal Dozen, Vol. 5, Art Essential's art feature!
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE this! such a great melange of art
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cybergranny Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnifique j'adore !!!
L'esprit, les couleurs, bref tout :heart:
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Domicin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
The painting is so exhilarating and absorbing. Nice work. I can see why it made a good showing. What were some of the comments good or bad that the judges said about it?
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
.....nothing. It's on-line voting, 1 to 10 stars.
Overall, I pay more attention to what the average person thinks about it than any critic or expert.
Thanks for dropping in
Otto
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Elentaria Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
This is genious...you are amazing!
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Here is an update for those who stumbled onto this post: the conversations related to this piece had to do with my entry into the Saachi Gallery Showdown Competition. The first showdown ran for 12 rounds. In one of those, this painting made it to the 50 most favored works. Not a winner, but a respectable showing.
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michelesato Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
the love for art cannot be abstract (picasso)

the love for art has to be surreal (mimi)

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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Pablo had a surreal phase as well, though he was better known for cubism.
Cheers
Otto
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michelesato Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, I know about different phases of Picasso. it happen with us, philosophers, when we write an essay about something.

I very much loved your work, nice art!
I am doing my post doc at Montréal (UQAM) at the moment and have been in Canada so many times... I used to live there for 1 year (studying). Lovely country, lovely people and now, lovely artist! Rather than only see the artists, it's very nice to talk to them!

my friendly hug from Brazil
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice that you like it here. I've never been to Montreal myself. I am actually Austrian, just living here (out West) for the past 40 years!
Philosopher, eh! Almost an artist, in a way. Heck, some of my best friends were philosophers!
Cheers and thanks for dropping in
Otto
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PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Crrrrrrrrrrrrrrazy! such a fantastic classic surreal! brilliant composition of colors and items. Great piece!
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rachelab74 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I clicked to vote for your work, and it says it does not open for voting til 4/16/07:shrug: Will try later??
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I found the problem: the link was still from the preview, which differs from the voting link. I fixed it now [link] but wonder how many votes I missed because of forgetting to change it when voting opened....
Cheers
Otto
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rachelab74 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sure if they are persistent like I am, that they would have kept at it!! :lol:
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You are the best! Thanks again!
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Try this link, something must have gotten mixed up - anyway, try here: [link]
And thanks for the effort!
Otto
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rachelab74 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! It worked!! Gave you 10 :star: ;)
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Jeff1966 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
This looks like a fun piece. Favs.
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melinah Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Tu as vraiment beaucoup dinspiration,
tellement detailer,
un grand talent...
tes oeuvres me font penser a Dali,
mais avec plus dimage de la vie reel alors
ca fait un tres bon melange! Good Work!!
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup ! Dali était une inspiration tôt, ce morceau se penche peu dessus l'école de Vienne du réalisme fantastique, mais a été inspiré par une biographie sur Picasso.
Otto
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melinah Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Interessant bravo! :)
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chris10belgium Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Great inspiration you've got !
:thumbsup:;)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Fantastic imagery, love the references to his orchestra of instruments ... so many great details to get lost in!
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LindaRHerzog Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
BRAVO !!!
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rachelab74 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You will get one(vote) from me, I will have to keep it in my deviations so I remember!!! :)
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! That makes 2, things are looking up for sure!!!!
Cheers
Otto
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rachelab74 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL!!! I am quite sure you will get a much larger response, once people see it in their inbox!! ;P lol!! :giggle:
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Whazel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant...LOVE IT.
I will vote for it.
Great work!
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! My first visitor, and thanks for planing to vote for it! Now if I can find about 2000 more votes, I might have a chance in this round......
Cheers
Otto
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Whazel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I wish you luck and I will pass the word on to my friends! It deserves it!!
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Great, thanks! I will probably bug everyone that has e-mail!
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