Girl with a Mandolin
In 1907, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque founded the art movement known as Cubism. This style of painting revolutionised modern abstract art during the 20th century. Pablo Picasso was a Spanish Painter who was born in the 19th Century. His talents were recognised at an early age for his realistic technique. During his adolescence his painting style changed drastically as he experimented with different theories, techniques and ideas. Picasso is best known for the founding of Cubism with Georges Barque. Picasso thought, “Paintings are flat, sculptures are 3-dimensional. Why cannot paintings be made to see things from different directions?” His dissatisfaction with the direction of his art lead him to draw inspiration from French painter Paul Cezanne. Cezanne took simple forms and attempted to develop better ways of presenting them using colours and shapes to create a harmonious depiction. Picasso drew inspiration and unlike Cezanne he didn’t use the simplified shapes and sharp lines to add depth but to break down the subject into other geometric forms. Picasso wanted to construct an image rather than represent it, like his influence Paul Cenzanne. In a representation the artist takes what they see and paints it on canvas. Picasso reconstructs the subject with different segments that allow his viewers to see all angles of his subject. Picasso’s ideas and influences lead him to approach art in a new style now known as the Cubism movement. Cubist paintings were not meant to be realistic or life-like in any way, instead they revolutionised conventional still life; landscape; and portrait paintings through their abstract ideas and artworks. Analytic Cubism is one of the two phases within Cubism and was developed between 1908 and 1912. The distinction between Synthetic Cubism and Analytic Cubism was that Analytic Cubists analyse the subjects form and re-constructs the subject with geometric shapes. Colour was...
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