Monday, November 16, 2015

Picasso Baby

Over the weekend at the most recent seminar about French Art History I personally did some research on Pablo Picasso and specifically his co-creation of the cubism style of painting. In my opinion cubism reminds me of stained glass windows but it makes up the subject more. The picture below gives it more justice than my description. 

WikiMedia Commons - Jeanne Rij-Rousseau (1870-1956) - Own work

   Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter but he spent most of his adult life in France becoming one of the most influential artists of his time. Although Pablo is most famous for his paintings he also wrote plays and poems and did stage design. Some of Picasso is known for changing his work when going through periods of his career like the blue period in which a majority of his work from 1901-1904 was painted in darker hues of blue or green, or his crystal period in which the subjects of his paintings were highly based on shapes and consisted of minimal cubism
   In 1917 Picasso made his first trip to Italy and the effect of World War 1 was evident. Picasso began to produce neo-classical art in which his work reflected the style of famous artists before him. Picasso also started to produce works of surrealism. One of his most famous works of surrealism work is his depiction of the German bombing of Guernica in which it shows the horror caused by war.
Pablo Picasso - Guernica



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