Pablo Picasso’s Famous Paintings

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Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso is the full name of one of the best painter in history Pablo Ruiz Picasso, a very long name indeed.

Picasso Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Picasso Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

His name is in honor of different saints and relatives. Pablo Picasso was a born painter and draughtsman and a sculptor who live in France. He is widely known for co-founder of the Cubist movement and for the many styles in his work of art. Picasso has shown his talent during his early years, maybe it runs in the blood for his father Don Jose Ruiz y Blasco was also a painter who specializes in naturalistic depictions of birds and games. Pablo Picasso’s first word is “piz” which is a shorten word for lapis a Spanish word for pencil. At the age of 7 he underwent formal artistic training from his father.

During the early 20th century his work has changes as he experimented on different theories, techniques and ideas of painting. What brings immense fortune and universal acknowledgement throughout his life is his revolutionary artistic accomplishments. Pablo Picasso became one of the best known figures of art in the 20th century. Pablo Picasso is also known for his saying “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth”.

The Young Ladies of Avignon or “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” is one of the largest oil paintings in 1907 that is created by Pablo Picasso. The portrait depicts five nude female prostitutes from a brothel on Avinyo Street in Barcelona. Each lady figure shows the disconcerting confrontational manner and none are feminine. The woman appears with disjointed body shapes and a menacing angle. Two of the woman is shown with African mask-like faces and three are in the Iberian style. The aura of the painting is savage. The painting has become controversial and led to anger and disagreement even amongst his closest circle.

Another painting by Pablo Picasso is the “Guernica” this is in response to the bombing of Guernica Basque Country by the German and Italian warplanes by the command of the Spanish Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War. This is a tragic painting due to war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals particularly the civilians who are innocent. This painting become a reminder of the tragedies of war and has been an anti-war symbol and an embodiment of peace.

The weeping woman” is another work of Pablo Picasso. This painting is regarded as a thematic continuation of the Guernica painting. The oil painting focuses on woman crying. This painting does not just affect the Spanish Civil War but is an image of universal suffering. Dora Maar was the model of the painting for the entire series. Dora Maar is a photographer and the only one who is allowed to document the bombing in Guernica. She has also become the mistress of Picasso and has several paintings of her by this famous artist.

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