Pablo Picasso Essay

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Emily Hines
Cultural Act 3
Claudia Cabas
Pablo Picasso Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, or otherwise known as just Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and was one of the quintessential and most influential artists of the 20th century. He partook in many different types of art. Among these were painting, sculpting, ceramics, print-making, and stage designing. Picasso spent most of his adult life in France where he was greatly influenced by the culture and people of the country. Picasso has many great accomplishments attributed to his name. One of the biggest things he did was to co-found the cubist movement. This art form is abstract and arranges the images in a distorted manner using cubes. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.. Picasso’s work is often categorized into periods. While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1905–1907), the African-influenced Period (1908–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919). The art during the Blue period used shades of blue and grey that were rarely joined by other colors. The Rose period is a more cheery era in Picasso’s art. He used more orange and pink colors and often times painted characters like circus performers, acrobats, and harlequins. During his African-influenced period, Picasso painted his great work Les Demoiselles d'Avignon which was influenced by African artifacts. His cubism period was the most original type of art that he created. He used many brown and neutral colors. In these painting he took apart and analyzed an object and painted it
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