1940-1949 Works By Pablo Picasso

1940-1949 Works By Pablo Picasso

During the Second World War, Picasso lived in Paris and kept most of his art in his studio. During this time Picasso became interested in poetry, and wrote around 300 poems. He remained true to his artistic style despite the German resistance against it, and smuggled  bronze into Paris to continue incorporating it into his works.

About the Artist

Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, in Málaga, Spain. The son of an academic painter, José Ruiz Blanco, he began to draw at an early age. In 1895, the Picasso family moved to Barcelona. It was there that Pablo studied at La Lonja, the local academy of fine arts. His association with the patrons of the café Els Quatre Gats in the late 1890s was crucial to his early artistic development in that the café was a nexus of social life among artists, authors, musicians, and the like, as well as the site of several music performances and tertulias (‘literary gatherings’).

In 1900, Pablo Picasso’s first exhibition took place in Barcelona, and in the fall of the same year he visited Paris for the first time. It was in Paris where he observed the paintings of Edouard Manet, Gustave Courbet, and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. He settled there in April 1904, and soon his circle of friends included the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, writer Max Jacob, Gertrude and Leo Stein, and art dealers Ambroise Vollard and Berthe Weill.

Picasso’s visual style and choice of subject matter developed dramatically over a short period of time. The time between 1901 and 1904 has come be known as his ‘Blue Period,’ 1905 his ‘Rose Period,’ from 1908 to 1911 his Analytic Cubist phase, and from 1912 forward his Synthetic Cubist phase. The Blue Period is named for Picasso’s color palette at the time, and is distinguished by its subject matter: vagrants, outcasts, prostitutes, and otherwise marginalized people. The Rose Period marked a brightening of Picasso’s palette: pinks, beiges, roses, and light blues. His choice of subject matter followed suit: clowns, harlequins, and saltimbanques (‘circus people’).

Picasso’s name is synonymous with the development of Cubism, which is the permutation of several artistic trends and of the styles of certain artists. Through Gertrude and Leo Stein, Picasso knew Henri Matisse, who had stirred audiences in 1905 with paintings displaying harsh, dissonant colors. Critics chided Matisse’s paintings, while Picasso admired them. He also admired the so-called ‘primitive’ works of Henri Rousseau. While in Paris, Picasso frequented the Musée d’Ethnographie du Trocadéro, where he saw works of indigenous African art, and in Spain discovered ancient Iberian sculpture. Through a collaboration with the artist Georges Braque, Picasso gradually combined his influences into a wholly original style, which fragmented three-dimensional forms into abstract geometric shapes that intertwined and overlapped each other. His first major Cubist work was the renowned Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, which he completed in 1907 but didn’t not show to anyone until 1916.

By 1936, the Spanish Civil War affected Pablo Picasso immensely, and the following year he completed Guernica, which depicts the bombing of the Spanish city of the same name. Picasso’s association with the Communist Party began in 1944, and in the latter half of the decade he lived in the southern France. Among the large number of Picasso exhibitions that were held during the artist’s lifetime, those at Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1939 and at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1955 were the most significant. In 1961, the artist married Jacqueline Roque, and they moved to the town of Mougins. He continued to work in painting, drawing, prints, ceramics, and until his death.

ARTWORK

Femme Au Fauteuil No 4 (d'aprés le violet) by Picasso
Femme Au Fauteuil No 4 (d’aprés le violet) by Picasso
Femme Au Fauteuil No 4 (d’aprés le violet) by Picasso
1949
Femme au Fauteuil No 1 (d’après le rouge)
Femme au Fauteuil No 1 (d’après le rouge) by Picasso
Femme au Fauteuil No 1 (d’après le rouge) by Picasso
1949
Le Crapaud by Picasso
Le Crapaud by Picasso
Le Crapaud by Picasso
1949
Le Taureau Noir by Picasso
Le Taureau Noir by Picasso
Le Taureau Noir by Picasso
1947
David et Bethsabée by Picasso
David et Bethsabée by Picasso
David et Bethsabée by Picasso
1949
Buste de Jeune Fille by Picasso
Buste de Jeune Fille by Picasso
Buste de Jeune Fille by Picasso
1947
Françoise aux Cheveux ondulés by Picasso
Françoise aux Cheveux ondulés by Picasso
Françoise aux Cheveux ondulés by Picasso
1946
Françoise by Picasso
Françoise by Picasso
Françoise by Picasso
1946
Femme Assise by Pablo Picasso
Femme Assise by Picasso
Femme Assise by Picasso
1943
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Femme a la Fraise by Picasso
Femme a la Fraise by Picasso
1948
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Femme au Fichu by Picasso
Femme au Fichu by Picasso
1948
Étude de Profils by Picasso
Étude de Profils by Picasso
Étude de Profils by Picasso
1948
Françoise au Nœud dans les Cheveux by Picasso
Françoise au Nœud dans les Cheveux by Picasso
Françoise au Nœud dans les Cheveux by Picasso
1946
Femme Assise (Dora Maar) by Picasso
Femme Assise (Dora Maar) by Picasso
Femme Assise (Dora Maar) by Picasso
1943
Trois Têtes d’Hommes by Picasso
Trois Têtes d’Hommes by Picasso
Trois Têtes d’Hommes by Picasso
1931
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Tete de Femme by Picasso
Tete de Femme by Picasso
1948
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Femme aux longs Cheveux by Picasso
Femme aux longs Cheveux by Picasso
1948
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Femme en Buste by Picasso
Femme en Buste by Picasso
1948
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Femme Dessinant by Picasso
Femme Dessinant by Picasso
1948
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Femme Lisant by Picasso
Femme Lisant by Picasso
1948
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Femme Brune de trois quarts by Picasso
Femme Brune de trois quarts by Picasso
1948
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Femme Brune aux cheavaux by Picasso
Femme Brune aux cheavaux by Picasso
1948
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Femme Blonde by Picasso
Femme Blonde by Picasso
1948
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Femme au Miroir by Picasso
Femme au Miroir by Picasso
1948
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Femme aux Cheveux Boucles by Picasso
Femme aux Cheveux Boucles by Picasso
1948
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Femme a la Tresse by Picasso
Femme a la Tresse by Picasso
1948
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Femme de Profil by Picasso
Femme de Profil by Picasso
1948
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Buste de Femme de Face by Picasso
Buste de Femme de Face by Picasso
1948
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D’Apres Velasquez by Picasso
D’Apres Velasquez by Picasso
1948