The painting of Pablo Picasso’s “Girl in the Chemise” was painted in 1905. It is portable sized oil on canvas portrait, measuring 60 x 72.7cm, which is currently displayed in the Tate gallery, London. The only subject in the painting is young woman wearing a white chemise. She is in a central position on the canvas; standing in profile, looking to the right, in the viewer’s perspective. She is in front of a dark blue background, and the picture plane is level with the observer.
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.
In Picasso’s painting he uses cubism by showing all sides of the prostitutes at once on a two-dimensional surface. In myartslab it explains how Picasso’s painting uses a wide range of influences such as the Egyptian statuary, Greo-Roman sculptures of women and African sculpture in particular with the mask. This painting however was strongly influenced by Picasso’s African Period which lasted from 1907 to 1909 which is explained in the textbook reading. This painting was the pivotal point of cubism in the art movement and abstract art. In Picasso’s painting of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon you can see how he imposes geometrical symmetries in the women (cubism).
Task 2 Option 1 Write an essay of 1000 words in response to the following questions: - In what way can Picasso’s Guernica be seen as a form of protest? - Is it continuing to fulfil this purpose today? Picasso painted Guernica in response to the bombing of the Basque town, Guernica in 1927 during the Spanish Civil War. The essay will discuss why the painting can be perceived as a protest against war. The Study Diamond (The Open University (2013), Block 1, 2.3, p.75) will be used to explore the effects, techniques, context and meaning of the painting.
CUBISM ESSAY – Kate Ward Picasso once said “ I paint forms as I think them, not as I see them”. Discuss this statement with reference to his Cubist work “Still Life with a Chair Cane” In this statement “I paint forms as I think them, not as I see them” Picasso is referring to his personal way of thinking when concerning his ideas towards creating his unique artworks. He is saying that he has no desire to copy a snippet of reality onto a canvas like most traditional artists do. He wants to express his ideas about the modern world around him and how it can be interpreted. This presents a deeper, more truthful interpretation of reality through the practice of both synthetic and analytical cubism that reflects an avante garde style.
Claude Monet is one of the most vital painters in French, a great deal of theory and practice of Impressionism, he also take the majority of participate in contribution. He specializes in experimental and performance techniques of light and shadows, and his style is concentrate on description of shadow and contour lines of paintings to create a bold innovation, making a deliberate break with traditional sepia-tone style. Moreover, Monet’s technique towards making use of color is quite fine and delicate; he used a large number of identical ordinary subject matter to experiment with light and color. Charing Cross Bridge, Fog is one of a twelve finished series oil painting that was created by Claude Monet in London, the United Kingdom in 1902. The 2 angle of its vision is oblique.
Although he briefly trained as a Naval Surgeon, Ferguson soon realised that his ambition was painting and he spent some time travelling in Spain, Morocco and France to develop his artistic knowledge and experience. The first painting I am going to discuss is 'The Pink Parasol' which is a portrait painted in 1908 of a fellow artist and friend Bertha Case, when they were both in Paris. In this painting Ferguson adopted much stronger colours than in his other paintings and like Matisse used green paint to represent shadows in the face. He emphasised pattern by merging the pink parasol with the background of his picture by blending it with the cold colours. The painting is of a woman peering over her shoulder, she is wearing a hat with a pink bow and is also wearing a scarf, in the background there is a pink parasol around strong blocks of cold colours.
13-37, pg. 363) is an ordinary example showcasing vanity in a painting. Caterina van Hemessen was female artist who lived during the 1500s. She was famously known for her work as a portraitist. This painting in particular shows Hemessen’s own perception of herself.
An even closer look would reveal that Edouard Manet was the first modernist painter along with Claude Monet during Impressionism. Modernism is more prominent in Paul Cézanne’s later works during Post-Impressionism. Impressionism and Post-Impressionism are the main influence behind Modernism because artists of that movement abandoned the traditional style of painting and in turn developed a whole new aspect to paint on canvas. “There are four basic aspects to the modernists’ aesthetic: A belief in progress through technological innovation and rational thought, an opposition to tradition or convention, skepticism, and a re-imaging of environment and willingness to be recreated by it” (Cavalletto). Edouard Manet first introduced the modernist style in his painting Le Déjeuner sur L’Herbe.