Posts Tagged ‘Picasso’

Unfinished Portrait by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was one of the pioneers in the modernist revolution of portraiture, which is called “portrait situation”, engaging the psychological interest of the artist for the subject (the model). Pablo Picasso’s approach to portraiture is similar to an analysis where the psychological dynamics, translating the artist’s feelings and experience, is the key. Picasso phrased…

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A “Patriotic” Burglary of Mona Lisa

In 1911 the masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa, which once, soon after the French Revolution, hanged in Napoleon’s bedroom, was stolen from the Louvre: the enigmatic and slightly arrogant smile disappeared. The burglary caused a colossal stir and ample dismay. The French newspaper Le Matin offered “a reward of 5, 000 francs to any…

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Papiers Collés

As an art form collage first appeared in Cubism founded by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso to destroy the illusion of apparent three-dimentional space. In their paintings the artists broke objects down into geometric shapes and spread them out across the picture plane. Thus the objects could be seen from all sides simultaneously. Later they…

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