Pablo Picasso And Frida Kahlo Essay

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Throughout history the art of portraiture has been practiced by various artists. One popular artist who has explored this was Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo. Picasso being a more well-known and mainstream artist compared to Kahlo. Although they come from different times in history and a very different location geologically but similar culturally. Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo both have endeavoured in the various ways of portraiture as a way of making art. Pablo Picasso was born on the 25 October 1881 Malaga, Spain. Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico.

Pablo Picasso is the artist behind the artwork, The Weeping Woman. The weeping woman is an oil on canvas painting made in 1937. Picasso used his famous artwork, “Guernica”. This artwork focuses on the horrors that Picasso witnessed the aftermath of the bombing from the Spanish civil war. While in the weeping woman was originally in the artwork, Guernica, the various artworks and sketches that Picasso has done about the weeping woman is inspired by his relationship with Dora Maar, and the many ways that Picasso had painted her. The weeping woman was made with a cubism style that some would argue helps to communicate more aesthetic qualities than surrealism or more realistic artworks. The distorted nature of the artwork could also play a role in how Picasso wanted to display the uneasy feelings that the woman had at the time. With the disfigured image of the woman the colour scheme also adds to…

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