Painting Nude Figure By Pabblo Picasso


Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881. Pablo was the son of a respected art teacher, and due to his father's influence, young Pablo entered the Academy at Barcelona at age 14. This was where he painted his first great work, "Girl with Bare Feet". After two years of schooling, Picasso transferred for even for advanced tutelage. This did not hold Picasso's interest, so instead he spent much of his time in cafes and in brothels. Three years later, Picasso won a gold medal for his work, "Customs of Argon". This work was displayed on exhibit in Picasso's hometown. In 1901, Picasso set up a studio in the northern section of Paris known as Montmartre. Picasso had mastered traditional forms of ...

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a distressing part of his life for the next 4 years (1901-1904) and demonstrated the life of the poor. The next two years following those last four were rather bright and vigorous. Perhaps this was because he realized how his life differed so much
from the poor on the streets. This was also a point in Picasso's life when sculpture and black art intrigued him. His work, "Two Nudes" reflects this attitude. Cubism soon followed after this. Picasso began experimenting with the many facets of Cubism. Cubism was developed in stages: analytic, synthetic, hermetic, and rococo. These techniques were not only useful in painting but in collages as well.
Picasso initiated Cubism at the age of twenty-six after he already had established himself as a successful painter. Picasso led the evolution towards cubism in order to "escape the oppression of the laws of the tangible world, to fly beyond all the degradations of the lie, the stupidity of criticism, towards that total freedom which ...

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an objects outlines were beginning to fade, making objects even less identifiable. One of the examples of the analytical phase is the Nude Figure. The fading away of the figure's outline and the introduction of unconventional shading and of bland color are also aspects of analytic cubism that are evident in the work. It is also worth noting that while many of the traditions set forth by the Renaissance period are left behind, the Renaissance idea of a painting being a window into another world that is receding is maintained.

The pose of a standing female nude with upraised arm bent over her head is familiar in Greek art as well as 19th century. This figure appears with surprising ...

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