Late Works By Pablo Picasso

Late Works By Pablo Picasso

(1949-1973)

Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

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 aux Cheveux Flous (Jacqueline au bandeau. II) By Picasso
Femme aux Cheveux Flous (Jacqueline au bandeau. II) By Picasso
1962
L’Égyptienne By Picasso
L’Égyptienne By Picasso
1953
Jacqueline with Roses By Picasso
Jacqueline with Roses By Picasso
1956
Portrait de Jacqueline by Picasso
Portrait de Jacqueline by Picasso
Portrait de Jacqueline by Picasso
1958
pablo-picasso-linocut-les-vendangeurs-the-grape-harvesters-1959-for-sale
Les Vendangeurs by Picasso
Les Vendangeurs by Picasso
1959
Tete d’Homme aux Cheveux Longs
Tete d’Homme aux Cheveux Longs by Picasso
Tete d’Homme aux Cheveux Longs by Picasso
1969
Jacqueline de Profil à Droite by Picasso
Jacqueline de Profil à Droite by Picasso
1958
Paloma et Claude by Picasso
Paloma et Claude by Picasso
Paloma et Claude by Picasso
1950
Buste de Femme de Jeune Fille, D’apres Cranach by Picasso
Buste de Femme de Jeune Fille, D’apres Cranach by Picasso
1966
buste de femme au chapeau
Femme au Chapeau Buste by Picasso
Femme au Chapeau Buste by Picasso
1962
Femme Nue Pechant des Truites a la Main by Picasso
Femme Nue Pechant des Truites a la Main by Picasso
Femme Nue Pechant des Truites a la Main by Picasso
1962
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Femme a la Fraise by Picasso
Femme a la Fraise by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso
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
La Puce [Marie-Thérèse] by Picasso
La Puce by Picasso
La Puce by Picasso
1936
Trois Têtes d’Hommes by Picasso
Trois Têtes d’Hommes by Picasso
Trois Têtes d’Hommes by Picasso
1931
Saltimbanque au Repos, Pablo Picasso, modern
Saltimbanque au Repos by Picasso
Saltimbanque au Repos by Picasso
1905
Accouplement, I by Picasso
Accouplement, I by Picasso
Accouplement, I by Picasso
1933
Le Trefle a Quatre Feuilles by Picasso
Le Trefle a Quatre Feuilles by Picasso
Le Trefle a Quatre Feuilles by Picasso
1970
Grande Tête de Femme au Chapeau Orné by Picasso
Grande Tête de Femme au Chapeau Orné by Picasso
Grande Tête de Femme au Chapeau Orné by Picasso
1964
La Femme au Chapeau by Picasso
La Femme au Chapeau by Picasso
La Femme au Chapeau by Picasso
1963
Nature Morte Sous La Lampe by Picasso
Nature Morte sous la Lampe by Picasso
Nature Morte sous la Lampe by Picasso
1962
Femme au Chapeau (Portrait de Jacqueline) by Picasso
Femme au Chapeau (Portrait de Jacqueline) by Picasso
Femme au Chapeau (Portrait de Jacqueline) by Picasso
1962
Bacchanale au Hibou by Picasso
Bacchanale au Hibou by Picasso
Bacchanale au Hibou by Picasso
1959
Femme Accoudée by Picasso
Femme Accoudée by Picasso
Femme Accoudée by Picasso
1959
La Danse des Banderilles by Picasso
La Danse des Banderilles by Picasso
La Danse des Banderilles by Picasso
1954
Paloma et sa Poupée sur Fond Noir by Picasso
Paloma et sa Poupée sur Fond Noir by Picasso
Paloma et sa Poupée sur Fond Noir by Picasso
1952
Le Crâne de Chèvre sur la Table by picasso
Le Crâne de Chèvre sur la Table by Picasso
Le Crâne de Chèvre sur la Table by Picasso
1953
Le Crâne de Chèvre by Picasso
Le Crâne de Chèvre by Picasso
Le Crâne de Chèvre by Picasso
1952
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Tete de Femme by Picasso
Tete de Femme by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso
Femme aux longs Cheveux by Picasso
Femme aux longs Cheveux by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso,
Femme en Buste by Picasso
Femme en Buste by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso
Femme Dessinant by Picasso
Femme Dessinant by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso
Femme Lisant by Picasso
Femme Lisant by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso
Femme Brune de trois quarts by Picasso
Femme Brune de trois quarts by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso
Femme Brune aux cheavaux by Picasso
Femme Brune aux cheavaux by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso
Femme Blonde by Picasso
Femme Blonde by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso
Femme au Miroir by Picasso
Femme au Miroir by Picasso
1948
picasso, gongora, modern, pablo picasso
Femme aux Cheveux Boucles by Picasso
Femme aux Cheveux Boucles by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso
Femme a la Tresse by Picasso
Femme a la Tresse by Picasso
1948
picasso, modern, gongora, pablo picasso
Femme de Profil by Picasso
Femme de Profil by Picasso
1948
picasso, femme, modern, pablo picasso
Buste de Femme de Face by Picasso
Buste de Femme de Face by Picasso
1948
picasso, gongora, modern , pablo picasso
D’Apres Velasquez by Picasso
D’Apres Velasquez by Picasso
1948
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Noir et Beige Linocut by Picasso
Noir et Beige Linocut by Picasso
1959
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Femme Dans un Fauteuil Linocut by Picasso
Femme Dans un Fauteuil Linocut by Picasso
1959
picasso, linocuts, modern, pablo picasso
Rande Tete de Jacqueline Linocut by Picasso
Rande Tete de Jacqueline Linocut by Picasso
1962
tete femme pablo picasso
Tete de Femme Linocut by Picasso
Tete de Femme Linocut by Picasso
1962
picasso, modern, linocuts, pablo piacasso
Watermelon Linocut by Picasso
Watermelon Linocut by Picasso
1962
picasso, modern, linocuts, pablo picasso
Le Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe Linouct by Picasso
Le Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe Linouct by Picasso
1962
picasso, modern, linocuts, pablo picasso
Grand Nu De Femme Linocut by Picasso
Grand Nu De Femme Linocut by Picasso
1962
picasso, modern, linocuts, pablo picasso
Femme Au Chapeau Linocut by Picasso
Femme Au Chapeau Linocut by Picasso
1962