Guernica is a mural-sized oil painting on canvas by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso completed in June 1937, at his home on Rue des Grands Augustins, in Paris. The painting, now in the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, was done with a palette of gray, black, and white, and is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history.
The Old Guitarist was painted in 1903, just after the suicide death of Picasso's close friend, Casagemas. During this time, the artist was sympathetic to the plight of the downtrodden and painted many canvases depicting the miseries of the poor, the ill, and those cast out of society.
Girl Before Mirror was painted in March 1932. It was produced in the style Picasso was using at the time and evoked an image of Vanity such as had been utilized in art in earlier eras, though Picasso shifts the emphasis and creates a very different view of the image.
The Weeping Woman series is regarded as a thematic continuation of the tragedy depicted in Picasso's epic painting Guernica. In focusing on the image of a woman crying, the artist was no longer painting the effects of the Spanish Civil War directly, but rather referring to a singular universal image of suffering.
Dora Maar au Chat by Pablo Picasso was painted in 1941 during the Second World War, during a difficult period as France was, at that time, occupied by Nazi Germany. The painting depicts Dora Maar, Picasso’s lover, sitting in a chair and there is a small cat sitting on her shoulders.
– Pablo Picasso Picasso painted this portrait of a Parisian boy wearing a wreath of flowers and holding a pipe in 1905, at the age of 25, during his so-called Rose period. Although the style of the present painting is not instantly associated with Pablo Picasso, most commonly linked to his early adaptations to Cubism, Garçon a la Pipe, is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece depicting adolescent beauty.
Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1905 by Picasso Courtesy of www.PabloPicasso.org In the autumn of 1905, on his return to Paris from Gosol, Picasso at last succeeded in completing his adamantine Portrait of Gertrude Stein, which he had begun not long after his first meeting with the American writer.
- Pablo Picasso. His style of painting was not unique all the time, but it was at times unique compared to others. e.g cubism, or Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon, and originally titled The Brothel of Avignon) is a large oil painting created in 1907 that had a unique style and impact on the art world.
Artwork page for ‘The Three Dancers’, Pablo Picasso, 1925 on display at Tate Modern. The jagged forms of Three Dancers convey an explosion of energy. The image is laden with Picasso’s personal recollections of a triangular affair, which resulted in the heart-broken suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas.
Sylvette is the title of the portrait of a young woman with the pony tail painted by Pablo Picasso. The model for the painting was (Lydia) Sylvette David, also known by her married name Lydia Corbett, a French woman who worked in a pottery studio near Picasso's studio in Vallauris, in the summer of 1953.
The paintings considered as a blue period masterpiece. Les Noces de Pierrette (translated as 'The Marriage of Pierrete') was painted in 1905, a time when Picasso faced poverty early in his career. In this painting, Picasso uses many shades of blue. The blues help express the somber mood of the painting.
Femme aux Bras Croisés, 1902 by Picasso. Femme aux Bras Croisés, 1902 depicts a woman with her arms folded staring into nothingness. She is the focal point of the image and is rather simply dressed. Her negative body language of folded arms immediately closes her off from analysis rather cleverly.
Massacre in Korea is a 1951 expressionistic painting by Pablo Picasso which is seen as a criticism of American intervention in the Korean War. It depicts the 1950 Sinchon Massacre, an act of mass killing carried out by North Koreans, South Koreans, and American forces in the town of Sinchon located in South Hwanghae Province, North Korea.
How, then, do we reconcile the following quotation from Picasso himself: “The different styles I have been using in my art must not be seen as an evolution, or as steps towards an unknown ideal of painting…Different themes inevitably require different methods of expression.
Portrait of Angel Fernández de Soto is a study of a young Spanish artist sitting in a bar, shrouded in tobacco smoke from a pipe, with a glass of absinthe in front of him. The young man, Fernández de Soto, was Picasso's friend and was usually referred to as an "amusing wastrel", as he enjoyed drinking and partying.
The fact that most of Pablo Picasso's works of the Blue Period were painted in Barcelona accounts for the resemblance of many of his models to figures by El Greco. His affinity with this master of Spanish Mannerism is apparent in the composition of Celestina, 1903, which dates from the beginning of the Blue Period.
Picasso's The Blue Room (detail), painted in 1901. Photograph: AP It's a mystery that is fuelling new research about the 1901 painting created early in Picasso's career while he was working in Paris at the start of his distinctive blue period of melancholy subjects.
As daughter Maya plays with her doll, adoring father Picasso plays with his latest artistic processing of space and colour. The plastic phase of figurative distortion is continued, while the characteristics of the face are pushed and remoulded, as though constructed from modelling clay.
Les Femmes d'Alger ("Women of Algiers") is a series of 15 paintings and numerous drawings by the Spanish cubist artist Pablo Picasso. The series, created in 1954–1955, was inspired by Eugène Delacroix's 1834 painting The Women of Algiers in their Apartment (French: Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement).
Science and Charity is one of the major works from Picasso’s early years of training. At just 15, Picasso felt mature enough to take on large ambitious compositions as the culmination of his academic studies in Barcelona School of Fine Arts that were led by his father Jose Ruiz Picasso, who was the model for the doctor in this painting.
In his Blue Period paintings, Picasso continually attempted to exorcise the pain and guilt he experienced as a result of the death of Carles Casagemas; this struggle with mortality, human suffering, and pain was a constant theme throughout the continuing decades of Picasso's art.
Seated Bather was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1930. The painting has a surreal-esque and very unnerving nature. Picasso's use of colors and contrast in his work display his mood. Study of this painting will show the way he connected cubism with the surrealist movement.