Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso 1881-1973, had an enormous influence on 20th century art and worked in an unprecedented variety of styles. Amongst sculpting, etching and designers, Picasso is most known for his painting. In 1906, he painted “Les Demioiselles d’Avignon” which marked a revolutionary manner, influenced by Cezanne and Negro Art. However it wasn’t until 1907 that Picasso met Georges Braque and collaboratively created Cubism. A lot of their work was conceptual, not a real perception of reality, but rather a distortion or exaggeration. Now, Picasso is widely known over the world, commonly associated with Cubism as his iconic paintings are highly identifiable.

Late 1920’s, Picasso was working in a variety of styles. Adapting with change, Picasso became associated with Surrealism and various forms of abstraction; however he occasionally continued to produce expressive cubist work. It is difficult to establish when the end of the Cubism movement was because artists such as Picasso and Braque would return to Cubist modes, especially around 1925. In 1937, Picasso painted the “weeping woman” which was a response to atrocious events within the Spanish Civil War. Although late in the Cubist movement, this is one of his most recognisable Cubist representative pieces.

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