Images produced without manipulation (DSLR Camera, Canon). They are part of a project I undertook while in Paris (January & February 2018), visiting, registering and studying works in museums and churches (for more information, see here).
The original works photographed here are by Pablo Picasso, although they feel very differently from his cubist masterpieces, which generally don't produce much effect on me.
The following quotations are enlightening (and you can find more related stuff here):
"When Futurism and Cubism appeared, many psychiatrists said that Futurists and Cubists suffered from a morbid disruption in the ability to perceive phenomena as a whole... Critics tried to compare all new forms of art to a series of illnesses... Now they attribute them to class illness, saying it is bourgeois, mystical, idealistic, and, most importantly, incomprehensible to the masses..." (Malevich, as translated by Antonina W. Bouis).
"No one could predict where the paper which produced Picasso's ghostly mask would tear: what matters is why he kept it [I would say: why he was caught]" (Ernst Gombrich).
"Picasso returned to occupied Paris seemingly as a gesture of defiance. He became a focus for intellectual freedom... A reproduction of Guernica provoked one officer to ask the painter 'Did you do that?,' to which he is said to have replied, 'No, you did'" (Matthew Gale).