The Rise Of Pablo Picasso And The Cubist Movement
Pablo Picasso was immediately entered into the art world at a very young age by his father who quickly realised his talent and set about helping him to
achieve his potential. He was rushed into the Barcelona School of Fine Arts at the tender age of 14 and progressed quickly.
The Blue and Rose Period represents Picasso's key periods from 1900 to 1906. The subjects of Picasso's paintings during his appropriately-titled blue
period were symbolised as depressed and sad, or at least at the point of their capture in the paintings of Picasso. This period was superceded by a
more positive reflection of subjects during Picasso's Rose Period which used a more pink set of tones.
Pablo Picasso moved to Paris permanently in 1904. Being the world's capital of arts, Paris helped introduce Picasso to other famous artists such as
Henri Matisse, Joan Miro and George Braques. Henri Matisse in particular became a great friend to Picasso and they stayed close friends.
Picasso's new direction led to the creation of the Cubist movement, in conjunction with other famous artists George Braque and Juan Gris. Cubism is
based on construction through geometrical shapes. In later years, Synthetic Cubism was developed, incorporating various views of an object together.
Picasso's art was enveloped by a symbolic style as shown in his works "Guernica", "Dying horse" and "Weeping woman". Guernica represented the
Spanish Civil War air-attack in suitable barbarity and was shown at the Paris World's Fair in 1937.
Guernica by Picasso remained at the museum of Modern Art, New York until 1981. After that it was taken to the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain and
then the Queen Sofia Center of Art, also Madrid in 1992. Picasso had prevented the Guernica returning to Spain until the end of Fascist rule by
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