When doing portraiture artists tend to exaggerate colour and tones to get across the feelings in a picture or to exaggerate the importance of something or someone in a picture. I have chosen to compare and contrast the work of two portraits, first of all I will talk about ‘weeping woman’ by Pablo Picasso and I will secondly talk about ‘Woman with a veil’ but Raphael Sanzio.
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso, Born 25 October 1881 in Malaga Spain and died 8 April 1973, aged 91 in Mougins, France was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso is known for bringing the cubist movement into the world of art. Cubism was a movement in the 20th century in which the perspective was changed from a single viewpoint and the natural forms of things were turned abstract; simple geometric structures with vibrant colors were placed together to create a picture. When Picasso was 14, he and his family moved to Barcelona, Spain where he applies to the School of Fine arts and was accepted but began skipping class so that he could roam the streets of Barcelona, sketching the city scenes he observed. He moved all across the country at a young age but at the end of the 20th century he moved to France to open his own studio. Along with cubism Picasso also went through other period called the blue period when he was depressed and the rose period when he fell in love. One of Picasso’s most famous pieces of work is the weeping woman; this piece of work was painted in the year 1937 on an oil canvas. This is an example of cubist artwork. The colors in this portrait are very vibrant and all contrast with each other; the colors are also very bold and blocked in. Picasso’s use of cubism in this portrait makes this piece of work almost uncomfortable to look at as the mood in the picture is thought provoking. This portrait is somewhat confusing because you are unsure what to think when you look at it. The focal point of this portrait is the...
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