Pablo PicassoLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Nat Geo's Genius: Picasso is cliche-ridden and too similar to Genius: Einstein
The second installment of Nat Geo's Genius series suffers from having another male European "Genius" who is roughly the same age as the previous "Genius." "The creative stumbles from Einstein to Picasso aren't about them both being European men," says Daniel Fienberg, "but rather their both being European men born at basically the same time (1879 for Einstein and 1881 for Picasso) and thus experiencing many of the same shifts in culture and social mores and thus facing comparable threats from fascism at the same phases of their personal lives and indulging in many of the same appetites and personal failings." Genius: Picasso, he says, is "almost non-stop hackneyed dialogue about the nature of art," adding: "Almost all of the dialogue in Genius: Picasso is comparably exaggerated and cringe-inducing."
- Antonio Banderas is perfect casting as older Picasso, but the same can't be said of the younger Picasso actor Alex Rich
- Like Einstein's season, Genius: Picasso is most interesting when it focuses on the women who inspired and challenged him
- Banderas: Playing my idol Picasso has also made me reckon with his mistreatment of women
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Watch Antonio Bandaras paint as Pablo Picasso
Nat Geo has released the official trailer for Genius: Picasso.
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 2:13PM EST
Check out Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso for Nat Geo’s Genius
The 57-year-old actor looks nearly unrecognizable as the iconic artist.
Posted Thursday 11/02/17 at 4:50PM EDT
Genius finds its Young Picasso
Alex Rich and Antonio Banderas will share the Pablo Picasso role in the National Geographic anthology series, with Rich playing the younger version of the Spanish painter.