Visual Elements In Picasso's Girl Before A Mirror

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Register to read the introduction… In Cubism the subject matter, or the main focus, is broken up, analyzed, and reassembled in an abstracted form, which is typically different from what we see in real life, definition provided by artlex.com
The use of canvas made it easy for Picasso to make his painting over five feet in height. The woman and her reflections occupy almost the entire canvas, according to the facts from page 146. She’s not as little as the slide on the same page makes it seem, but life sized. The sheer scale of the painting and the woman gives quite an impression when seen in person, also according to the author on page 146.

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The invention of cubism represents Picasso's most important achievement in the history of 20th-century art. Nevertheless, his activities as an artist were not limited to this alone. As early as the first decade of the century, he involved himself with both sculpture and printmaking, two media which he
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Launched by André Breton in Paris in 1924, the movement was not one to which Picasso was ever an "official" contributor in terms of group exhibitions or the signing of manifestos. But his work during these years reveals many attitudes in sympathy with the surrealist sensibility. For instance, in his famous Girl before a Mirror (1932), he employed the colorful planes of synthetic cubism to explore the relationship between a young woman's image and self-image as she regards herself before a conventional looking glass. As the configurations shift between the figure and the mirror image, they reveal the complexity of emotional and psychological energies that prevail on the darker side of human

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