Pablo Picasso: An Influential Artist Of The 20th Century

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Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artist of the 20th century. In this essay I will be comparing Picasso’s styles of Art with disciplines of Philosophy. Art is be defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “works created by artists: paintings, sculptures, etc., that are created to be beautiful or to express important ideas or feelings”. Philosophy is defined by Webster’s dictionary as “the study of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life”
The First born child to his parents Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga Spain. There is no question that Picasso inherited some of his artistic talent from his father, who was a professor at the school of fine arts. Picasso’s father began teaching him how to
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It was with this style of art the Picasso blended human figures in African sculptures with painting styles from the post-impressionist works of other artist. What resulted from this was works of art with “pictorial flatness, vivid color palette, and fragmented Cubist shapes helped to define early modernism.” (www.pablopicasso.org). this became known as the African Influenced style of art, or Black Period. One well known painting from this period is “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”. It is difficult to find a discipline of philosophy that has similarities when compared to this style of art. One could compare the African Influenced period to the Ethics discipline of philosophy, which is the difference between right/wrong, good/evil, moral/immoral. By looking at paintings from the period and finding dissimilarities between the two by saying that there is no right or wrong in a painting, it is simply just colors on a …show more content…
He began to use more shapes such as cylinders, spheres and cones, rather than accentuating the colors in his work. This style of art soon became known as Cubism, one of Picassos most well-known art forms. “Ma Jolie” and “The Portuguese”, are two well-known works from this period. This style of art can be compared with the Metaphysics discipline of philosophy. Which is the discipline of philosophy that involves the nature of reality. It asks what is real? What exist? What it means to say something does or does not exist, and how one can refer to something that does not exist. There are many similarities that can be found between cubism and the metaphysics discipline. The main one being the questions of what is real? And what exists? When looking at art pieces from Picasso’s cubism period, it may be hard for the viewer to distinguish these things due to the many shapes and

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