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Picasso Paintings and Cubism Go Hand in Hand

     Throughout multiple exhibits displayed in museums all over the world, Picasso paintings have provided a significant starting foundation for various artists both during and after his life time. Although he is well known for his co-founding of the Cubist movement, this profound designer experienced different periods of painting techniques. The pieces produced in these periods are able to show the progression in not only his talent, but also in his perception of the world.

A period of Picasso paintings that let viewers see a more calming side of the artist were produced in what is commonly known as his Blue Period. During this period of illustrations in 1901 all the way to 1904, he applied a more doleful sensibility to his work by using various shades of blue and blue-green colors.

This transition of work had come about after returning to Paris from his home country of Spain and discovering his friend Carlos Casagemas had committed suicide on February 17, 1901 by shooting himself in the right temple. This series of artwork projected the mournful emotions dwelling within him after his dear friend's death, and at the time of their making they didn't sell very well.

Later the painter shifted to another style of portraits that he created from about 1904-1906 that unlike his Blue Period involved more coloring and had a cheery style to it. Not using beggars, or prostitutes as in his earlier period, his main subject in this series of work were acrobats, and circus folk.

Also another subject that became a common symbol for him was a comedic figure that was normally wearing checkered patterned clothing, known as a harlequin. These Picasso Paintings provided viewers with a more colorful and buoyant emotion.

The portrait that became most well known in this time frame was the piece, Boy with a Pipe that exhibited floral designs along with eloquent reds and blues for a captivating visual.

The most famous period of expression in Picasso Paintings that was most evolutionary in all aspects of innovative art designing was the development of Cubism, co-founded by Georges Barque in 1912 and held mass popularity until 1919.

The diverse technique gave influence to all genres of creators, not only in art but also in literature, architecture, and music that turned the bohemian spirit pulsing throughout the streets of Europe. Although founding the Cubism movement, many of Picasso's portraits where considered synthetic cubism which displayed various characteristics and had an acute abstract visual.

Picasso Paintings during the Cubist movement illustrated work that used various surfaces, collage elements, and texture, and combined different subject matter. This period of artwork eventually gave future foundation for the collage technique to be both experimented with and used as a self-expression channel.

In order for Picasso to create these pieces of work, he would first look and analyze his ideal subject and then break down each element that it contained. By separating these elements he could then arrange each as he wanted and project it onto his canvas to reproduce a completely different image, such as his portrait called Three Musicians.

Many other pieces of art have been created by him, which have various painting methods incorporated in them. Due to this mass production of innovative expression, generations that came along after the death of this influential artist have been able to develop new artistic styles.

The legacy of such a charismatic mind will continue throughout the centuries and will persist to be acknowledged in the art community all over the world.

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Betz Gallery is an expert in Giclee , picasso paintings and reproductions.

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