Thursday, December 13, 2012


                                                         Pablo Picasso      Blue Period
Pablo Picasso born on October 25,1881 in Malagna, Spain and died on April 8, 1973 in France. Pablo Picasso started painting when he was only 8 years old. He produced over 50,000 works of art some of which were paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, prints, tapestries and rugs. Picasso's work were mainly categorized by periods like the Rose Period that was from 1905 to 1907, The African Influenced Period that was from 1908 to 1909 and more. But the work period that mainly interested me and will be talking about is the Blue Period that was from 1901 to 1904 although this period starting point is still uncertain. In this period Picasso's work consisted mainly on the color blue and a more depressing look to his work. Inside his painting were mainly beggars and prostitutes. This period in his art life was influenced mainly because of the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas which explains why his work was so depressing, sad and emotional. To understand Pablo Picasso's work you have to know what he was going through at the time of his friends death. Knowing that the paintings become much easier to understand knowing how depressed and emotional he was.


                                                                   A Blind Mans Meal

Was created during Picasso's blue period in 1903 Madrid. A 2D paiting. With ripped clothes, skinny body one can tell that this is a beggar, the way his head is tilted to the side with his eyes closed and mouth open you can tell that this man is depressed and in pain or suffering but still holding on to his guitar. This painting uses light in certain parts of the painting like the wall around the head, his arms and legs giving it a ghostly dead like view of the man. The main colors used were different shades of blue and brown to represent the guitar making the painting look depressing. This painting was painted with oil on a wood panel uses lines, shapes, and space.


                                                                Blue Nude
 was one of Pablo Picasso's most famous work in his blue period and was painted in 1902. A 2D oil canvas painting of a nude woman slightly bending down holding on to her knees. Picasso was trying to express how he was feeling at the time of one of his closest friends death. Insecure, depressed, scared you name it. This painting is full of feeling and emotions with the use of the color blue.

The Old Guitarist
was Also created during Picasso's Blue Period in Barcelona in 1903. in this painting Picasso is trying to make visible the pain and suffering that was going on in that time not only to him but to the general public too particularly to the middle and lower class. A 2D oil on canvas painting. This painting also uses different shades of blue making the painting look depressing and sad. In the painting you see a blind man with a loath of bread in his left hand and with his right hand he is feeling around to drink his wine. The bread and wine make it a more religious type where Picasso is trying to express faith and sympathy due to the death of his friend.


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