pablo picasso and a boy

cubism *  a term coined in 1908 by Louis Vauxcelles to describe the modern art of Picasso and Braque. These artists refuted traditional perspective and broke the planes of the composition into interlocking facets thereby fragmenting and disintegrating the image.

Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. From an early age he displayed great talent for painting and began displaying his work from the age of 14. To further his artistic aspiration he left Spain for Paris where he became part of a new avant-garde movement of art.
  In his late teens his paintings were dominated by different shades of blue; they were also often melancholic. This was called his "blue period".

By 1907, Picasso had developed a new form of painting known as 'cubism' This involved capturing the essence of the subject on the canvas but exaggerating certain features. 

Will (the boy)

 A boy was born on September 26, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. He loves learning about Pablo Picasso. He's working on learning to read and building legos. He is currently in his 'own' blue period. Blue being one of his favorite colors.

the old guitarist 'blue period' 1903
the kiss 1969
studio with plaster head 1925
portrait of Dora Maar 1937

1 comment:

  1. Really really like the 'portrait of Dora Marr'. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing..


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