These Early Reviews of Picasso’s Art are Adorably Hysteric

Medium - 27 days ago


The thing you have to remember about any famous artist is that they weren’t always famous. And their early reviews weren’t always kind. Before Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French national treasure, he was “Pierre who couldn’t sell a painting.” When Joan Miró, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, held his first solo exhibition 100 years ago, it was such a disaster that the unruly crowd actually started destroying the art.