YouTube user Nerdwriter1 drops his latest video outlining the steps you need to take to understand Picasso's work.
In just over eight minutes, the handy art guide implores the viewer to look at the Cubist's work and break it down into five steps:
1. What’s your first reaction? 2. Understand the content of what it is that you’re looking at. What are those shapes supposed to be? 3. Figure out the art form Picasso is using. 4. Look at the historical context. When was the painting completed and what was happening then? 5. Personal context. What was going on in the artist’s own life when he was making the painting?
Of course there's a bit more to it than that but those five questions should certainly give further insight into who many critics believe to be the greatest artist of the 20th century, and one of the greatest artists of all time.