Pablo Piccaso - the Contemporary Master Artist

The name Pablo Piccaso is synonymous with art. Pablo Piccaso was a Spanish artist and one can find a good deal of Spanish influence in his paintings. He was born on 25th October in 1881 to a father http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-summer-look-inspired-by-pablo-picasso-1407525912who was also an artist. He showed talent even in early childhood and he was tutored by his father as a child. Piccaso was a member of the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He was extremely talented and was a painter of contemporary art. His paintings have a universal appeal and can be appreciated by people down the ages from all over the world.

His paintings during the period 1904 to 1906 are referred to as The Rose Period Paintings. In these paintings, he mostly used orange and pink colours. He was very much influenced by the French style during this period and his paintings are masterpieces which revealed his moods perfectly.

Piccaso did various kinds of paintings. His line work is still in vogue. His works were simplistic and it also evolved as he grew. After the death of his close friend Carlos Casagemas, he became depressed and his works began to assume blue tones. He was greatly influenced by the death of his friend. He began to focus on the more sombre aspects of life and most of his paintings after this time were in various shades of green and blue. Other colours were rarely used by him. The subjects painted by him were also not very uplifting. Mostly, he used beggars and prostitutes as subjects. This period is often referred to as the Blue Period.

During the period 1907 to 1909, Picasso began to be influenced more by African artefacts and this period is generally referred to as the African period. It was during this time that ‘The Demoiselles D’Avignon’ was created and promoted. The African period ended with the commencement of the Cubist period. The Cubist period lasted from 1909 to 1912. The paintings during this period were characterised by the application of a uniform monochrome brown colour. He even created paintings made out of wallpaper and newspaper clippings. His romantic interest was initially Fernande Olivier, but soon it passed on to Marcelle Humbert and then to Eva. His love for Eva is highly evident in the paintings during this period. His moods are also revealed perfectly in the paintings.

Piccaso followed the Surrealistic and the classic style of painting, but it was the neo classic style that he really supported and he used this style in portraying the great devastation wrought by the Second World War. Piccaso was a supporter of feminism. He never classed them as goddesses or doormats and never subscribed to the Maiden Theory. He had liberal ideas when it came to women and his virility has actually been mythologised. Piccaso did not fear death and died on April 8th 1973 at the age 1971. Though he is no more, he still lives on through his paintings and masterpieces.

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