PABLO PICASSO

“Cubism is like standing at a certain point on a mountain and looking around. If you go higher, things will look different; if you go lower, again they will look different. It is a point of view.”

-Jacques Lipchitz

 

Picasso deconstructed perspective, and often used a layering technique to create dimension in his work. He often created the same piece in different styles. At 11 he began to formally study art. It is clear to see the representation of his romantic stages in his personal life reflected in the work. Specifically the Rose Period, and eventually the Blue Period when his marriage to Olga Khokhlova began to deteriorate.

Politics also created parallels in his work. During the Nazi’s casual bombing practice on the Basque town of Guernica during Spanish Civil War Picasso’s work was violent and chaotic.  His painting “Guernica, 1937” was a direct reaction to this event.

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Picasso’s later works  were a mixture of styles, he became more daring in color and styles. However, these were not critically acclaimed as his previous pieces.

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