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SHORT STORY: Picasso


Pablo Picasso, who produced about 13.500 paintings or designs, 100,000 prints or engravings, 34.000 book illustrations and 300 sculptures or ceramics, is not surprisingly listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the most prolific artist in history. Moreover, Picasso, whose full name is Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispin Crispiano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, might also be named "most prolifically-named artist in history".

VOCABULARY
an engraving - grafika
a sculpture - rzeźba
prolific - płodny [artysta]

JOKE OF THE WEEK: The Art Collector


A famous art collector is walking through the city when he notices a mangy cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store. He knows that the saucer is extremely old and very valuable, so he walks casually into the store and offers to buy the cat for two dollars. The storeowner replies, "I'm sorry, but the cat isn't for sale." The collector says, "Please, I need a hungry cat around the house to catch mice. I'll pay you 20 dollars for that cat." And the owner says "Sold," and hands over the cat. The collector continues, "Hey, for the twenty bucks I wonder if you could throw in that old saucer. The cat's used to it and it'll save me from having to get a dish." The owner says, "Sorry buddy, but that's my lucky saucer. So far this week I've sold sixty-eight cats."

VOCABULARY
mangy - parchaty
to hand over - podawać
to be used to sth - być przyzwyczajonym
a dish - talerz



English IS

USEFUL QUOTATION


"A picture is worth a thousand words."
"Jeden obraz wart jest więcej niż tysiąc słów."
Napoleon Bonaparte

DID YOU KNOW


If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

VOCABULARY
a statue - posšg
a battle - bitwa

a wound - rana

FIVE ART FACTS


1. Leonardo da Vinci spent 12 years painting the Mona Lisa's lips.
2. Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.
3. During his entire life, artist Vincent Van Gogh sold just one painting; Red Vineyard at Arles.
4. Picasso could draw before he could walk, and his first word was the Spanish word for pencil.
5. Rodin died of frostbite in 1917 when the French government refused him financial aid for a flat, yet they kept his statues warmly housed in museums.

VOCABULARY
lips - usta
detachable - odpinany, ruchomy
a vineyard - winnica
frostbite - odmrożenie
an aid - pomoc
to house - mieścić [kolekcję]

CHECK YOUR VOCABULARY


Complete the texts with the following words:

a. tend to      b. suggest      c. be      d. reduce      e. place      f. account for
(1) clay      (2) litograph      (3) canvas      (4) chisel      (5) easel      (6) press
(7) hammer      (8) ink      (9) watercolour

A painter spent the whole day doing (a)_________________ pictures. That is why he earned his living. He was tired and needed a change. So, when he came back home, he took out his old (b)___________ and stood in front of his wooden (c)________________. "This is going to be a masterpiece," he thought. Before a sculptor begins her work she prepares a model in (d)__________. Then, all she needs to do is to cut away the surplus from a block of stone. She simply strikes a (e)_______________ with a heavy (f)________ and a statue is ready. As Rodin once said, "I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need." To make a (g)_____________ a printmaker draws an image on a surface with a greasy medium. Then the surface is dampened and rolled with (h)_________. It sticks only to the greasy parts and is rejected by the water. Next, the printmaker puts paper on the image and uses a (i)___________ to make a print.





Answer Key: a9, b3, c5, d1, e4, f7, g2, h8, i6

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