Pablo Picasso The Dreamer Analysis

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This artwork, named “The Dreamer”, made by Pablo Picasso in 1936. This work is in the center of Gallery 901 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This painting a medium size work which is 39 7/8 x 36 3/4 inch. And, there are two other works on the each side of The Dreamer. The left one is “Ariadne” by Giorgio de Chirico in 1913, and the right one is “Woman Asleep at the Table” by Pablo Picasso in 1936. All three paintings have the similar subject matter; person lays on the ground or a table. However, the other two have some sense of sadness and loneliness in the painting. The Dreamer seems brighter and happier than the other painting. Compared to the other two, The Dreamer is the smallest one. The Dreamer is a rectangle shape painting which attracts …show more content…
However, this painting does not have a depressed feeling or sadness emotion. Because he adds several warm color which pops up from the other cool color. The picture is separated into three parts: top, middle, and bottom. The warm color is in the center of the image which attracts viewers’ eyes, and the cold color is placed on the top part and the bottom part of the painting. This color placement creates balance. This painting quite differs from Picasso’s other artwork which as lots of harsh line and this one has man curved lines. It brings softness to the painting. Several triangle shapes build the general layout of the painting. He uses thick black line outlining the shapes and separating the colors. The smoothness of the black outline contrasts to the thick brush-stroke of the areas inside outlines. And the broad black lines also lead viewers’ eyes move from one side to another. The lines outline the figure and create multiple viewpoints on the flat canvas. The audiences can see her front and her hip at the same time. It provides the opportunity to see different dimensions at the same time. Regarding coloring in this painting, the blue has repeated on the woman’s head, top of her body and the sky which is the background of this picture. The red color has repeated on her hair, on the circle on the top left, and on the outline of the flowers behinds her body. The green shown on both the grass underneath the woman and the flowers on the …show more content…
The warm color goes forward, and the cold color steps back. Therefore, we can tell that the woman is on top of the grass, and the sky is behind her. Also, Picasso applies the paint thickly like Van Gogh’s work to express his emotion. We can see the brush stroke apparently, and we know that he applied several layers on top of each other. The brushstroke blended well in each section and he organized between each part with slight freedom with the section of the entire work. He paints it loosely and relax, not forcefully put the brush on the painting. From the artwork, in my opinion, Picasso uses medium size brush to draw the outline first and then filled in the color later, and he does this back and

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