Picasso (April 2021)

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. He is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century.

Picasso is known for co-founding the Cubist movement with Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) as one of his most famous works.

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon oil on canvas
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon oil on canvas
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Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the bombing of the Spanish city Guernica by the German and Italian air forces represents the horrors of war in Spain.  It is modern arts most powerful anti-war statement.

Guernica by Pablo Picasso. 1937. Oil on canvas
Guernica by Pablo Picasso. 1937. Oil on canvas
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The Barnes Foundation is currently running an exhibit of Picasso’s work through May 9th showing the fluctuations in his world during the time of the First World War. You can find all the details here.


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