Pablo Picasso As A White Dove

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What do you think when you see a white dove? Many people in the world would think that of the white dove is a peace symbol; the responsible for this thought was Pablo Picasso, a Spanish artist that is often viewed as icon in the modern arts. His ability of to change and adapt to new trends in his time and even create new styles, made him one of the most famous artist of the 20th century. The influence of his work of art is every where, when you know how to find it. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain in 1881, where now there is a museum in his honor located in “Palacio de Buena Vista”, a beautiful palace from the 16th century (www.red2000.com/spain). He was born with a natural talent for arts and he demonstrated it when he was very …show more content…
In this painting Pablo Picasso reacts to the terrible act of war that is happening in his home country. At the end, Picasso with this painting sends a message of the horrors of war. He was a pacifist and used his art as his tone of voice. Pablo Picasso wanted the painting out of Spain to prevent that could have fallen in enemy control. That is why; this painting was kept in United States until 1975. In Spain this painting message was clearly understood, by the public. Also, this was a very sensible time for Spain. It is interesting what True Kelley wrote in her book, Who was Picasso? When somebody asked Picasso to explain his painting, which he on average didn’t do, Picasso said: “It isn’t up to the painter to define the symbols.” Basically he was leaving his art works to free interpretation, which makes sense, since an art piece is an expression of a message and can have different meaning depending of the perspective of the viewers and …show more content…
Picasso used to walk around the poorest areas of Spain to find inspiration. Also, The Old Guitarist shows an old man seated on the sidewalk with a large guitar. In addition, he looks thin, blind and hopeless, without any interest in the world around. On top of this, the man is painted with long arms and legs, barely dressed in a torn T-shirt, short pants, and bare feet. The process to make this painting appears very complex, because of the faded figure of a woman on the background of this panting. Consequently, this feature reflects the shifting mood of the artist during the creation of the painting. The paintings that Picasso made during his sad period where not popular, people did not want to buy unconventional depressing paintings. As a result, the blue period of Picasso was characterized as isolated, melancholic, and also including a time of economic difficulties in his career due to the lack of sales of his paintings. In sum, The Old Guitarist illustrate the blue period of Picasso also a similarity of style to El Greco painting

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