Picaasso Essays

744 Words Nov 18th, 2012 3 Pages
After my long research on twentieth century art, Picasso’s Art has caught my eye the most. Picasso's Three Musicians is by far my favorite piece by him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Picasso_three_musicians_moma_2006.jpg
This painting is considered to be Sythetic Cubist style because of the broken up and reassembled pieces to represent the subject in a greater text. What I mean in my terms is that the odd shapes are reassembled to still keep a clear image, in this case I mean the three men in the picture. The Three Muscians is a great example of Cubist style in the Twentieth century.
Pablo Picasso was a spanish painter who spent most of his lifetime in France. He is known to this very day as the greatest and most influential artist
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The lage blocky shapes translate remarkably well.

Three Musicians features a Harlequin, a Pierrot, and a monk., who are generally believed to represent Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Max Jacob. Apollinaire and Jacob had been close friends of Picasso during the 1910's. Apollinaire however died of the Spanish Flu in 1918, while Jacob decided to enter a monastery in 1921. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki.Three_Musicians) Three Musicians is a large painting measuring more than 2 meters wide and high. When carefully studying this artwork I notice the clarinet player on the left, in the middle a guitar player, and on the right a singer holding sheets of music notes. The music notes are very odd to me because I have never went to a concert and saw the league singer hold a sheet of music notes. Pierrot, wearing a blue and white suit; Harlequinn, in an orange and yellow diamond-pattered custome; and, at right, a friar in a black robe. In front of Pierrot stands a table with a pipe and other objects, while beneath him is a dog, whose belly, legs, and tail peep out behind the musician's legs. Like the boxy brown stage on which the three musicians perform, everything in this painting is made up of flat shapes. Behind each musician, the light brown floor is in a different place, extending much farther toward the left than the right. Framing the picture, the floor and the flat walls make the room lopsided, but

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