Critical Review of Pablo Picasso's Guernica

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Criname… Professor … ART 101 25 April 2014 Critical Review of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica Pablo Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Constantly updating and mastering his style, he was known as the pioneer of cubism (“Pablo Picasso Biography”). By his death in 1973, over twenty-two thousand pieces of wok have been documented (“Pablo Picasso and his Paintings”). The Life of Picasso Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso was born in 1881, in Spain. Pablo Picasso, as he known by, was the son of Don José Ruiz Blasco, a painter and art teacher with whom Picasso studied under until he was thirteen years old, when he surpassed his father’s skill. When he was fourteen, his family moved to Barcelona, where he accepted into the city’s school of fine arts, despite the school generally only accepting older students. Two years later, Picasso moved to Madrid to attend the Royal Academy of San Fernando which only lasted two years due to the school’s lack of variety to appeal to Picasso (“Pablo Diego José…”). In 1901, Picasso moved to Paris to open his own studio. He found it to be the ideal place to practice new styles and art forms (“Pablo Picasso Biography”). From that point in his career he began his “Blue Period,” from 1901 to 1904. Depressed and lonely from the death of his close friend, Carlos Casagemas, blues, blacks, and grays dominated his pictures depicting poverty isolation, and anguish. Picasso quickly fell in love with model, Fernande Olivier, and by 1905 he had entered his “Rose Period.” This period was dominated by pinks, beiges, and reds. In 1907, Picasso produced a painting with abstract, distorted, sharp geometric figures. It was the first transition into the movement, Cubism. (“Pablo Diego José…”). Cubism Cubism

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