Pablo Picasso Contributions

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Pablo Picasso, known as one of the world’s most influential and well-documented artists of the twentieth century. Unlike most, Picasso’s legacy as a prominent rule breaker, an inventor of forms, an innovator of styles and techniques, a master of various media, has long since been recognized the genius in modern art. Picasso is known for producing an estimated 50,000 pieces of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, prints, and even tapestries and rugs. Yet the medium in which was Picasso’s most important contribution was painting, or oil painting on canvas. During the intervening years, Picasso’s work methods were constantly changing, giving him the title, “Master of Metamorphosis” because, “. . . he never stuck to one …show more content…
This is evident with Picasso’s so-called Blue Period, where reminiscent of El Greco and Toulouse-Lautrec is seen in his painting, The Old Guitarist (1903). Other artistic influences were Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and even Paul Cézanne who inspired him to paint Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907). Other aspects of Picasso’s life were also influential to the art prodigy, for instance the brutal attack in a small Basque village of Guernica by German airplanes who were only using the area for target practice, leaving 1,600 innocent civilians dead. This inspired Picasso to create Guernica (1937) “. . . a black, white, and gray mural that depicts dismembered animals and fractured human figures whose faces are contorted in agonized expressions.”, which demonstrates the artists outrage over the massacre. (Beardsley 7) Other examples that were socially influential to the artist was, The Dove of Peace (1950), War and Peace (1951-1952), even seen with his painting The Rape of the Sabines …show more content…
The huge statue carved from a single block of marble, created in 1873 by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) sits at 54 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 65 1/2 in. The beautiful statue displays Semiramis, the Assyrian Queen Regent of Babylon (870-808BCE), who reigned for 42 years. The discretely yet provocative dressed Queen regent Semiramis with her legs crossed as she relaxes upon a beautiful chaise. Displayed with beautiful jewelry of bracelets, a necklace and a beautiful jeweled crown laid upon her head with long curly hair going down her back. The beautiful statue displays Semiramis, the Assyrian Queen Regent of Babylon (870-808BCE), who reigned for 42 years. Historically, there are many fictional stories presumed over the queen regent, though what little remains of Semiramis is displayed within the contemporary records. Which mentions the Queen regent undeniable beauty and wisdom, as well as for her considerable influence over the Assyrian

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