What subjects Picasso makes his artwork about
Picasso had numerous ‘periods’, which would depend on his life circumstances. People who he came to know influenced these periods. Picasso's motives to paint was for the love of his parents at first but, then, in his twenties he had a revolution and was introduced to deceptions, love, political issues and innovation of the real feelings of his own soul and his beliefs. Most of his inspirations were women, however. He was a big playboy.
His materials and techniques
Picasso's cubist pictures fall into two categories: for the first category - his analytic cubist paintings - where the forms and objects were broken up into fragments looking like shards of glass - he used traditional materials - oil paints on canvas, or occasionally on board.
For the second type, synthetic cubism, where the pictures was built up from objects and figures seen from different angles at the same time, he introduced -(for the first time in the history of painting-) ready-made objects, old theatre tickets, string, bits of paper, into his pictures, also creating trompe d’oeil effects. For example, stenciled words on a white background gave the appearance of a sheet of newspaper.
One of his most famous paintings "Still life with Chair Caning" 1912, was in fact his very first attempt at this way of working. In this case, he glued on to his canvas, printed fabric to imitate the appearance of chair caning. And, also used rope around this picture instead of a traditional frame.
Describing his studio, the art movements that he began and what they are about
Pablo Picasso worked between Paris and Barcelona in the 20th Century where he did his art in both regions.
Of course, Picasso is known for starting the ‘Cubist’ movement. Instead of following the old tradition of imitating nature, he decided to capture multiple viewpoints at once, fracturing and fragmenting his pieces. He wasn’t afraid to break rules and start something new.
The artist’s working methods
He chose a palette of only grey, black and white, for two reasons. The first photos he saw in the newspaper of the bombing were in black/white; and secondly, to stress the horror and gravity of the event (colour would almost certainly have 'lightened’ its somber mood.
Another technique - derived from his invention of Cubism - he only showed a part of a figure, which interested him. A classic example would be a woman who holds a lamp over the scene. The face is that of Dora Maar, his lover/muse of that time - but he only shows her face/arm - not the rest of her body.
He also refers to ancient classical images of mourning – for example, that of the woman with arms flung above her head.
The development of his style
Even from very early on, it was apparent that Picasso was going to shine radiantly in the art domain. At a very young age he could already capture virtually anything onto a canvas. After some incomplete sessions of art school in Barcelona and Madrid, Picasso spent his adolescence associating with the group of Catalan modernists who gathered at Els Quatre Gats in Barcelona. From there he moved to Paris, where he quickly found like-minded poets and painters. With Paris came the infamous women of his life – which inspired his phases. These phases included the Blue Period, the Rose Period and then finally, Cubism.
What/who the artist was influenced by
Picasso found inspiration in everything, from artist such as Paul Cézanne, to something as obscure as an illustration inside a Mozarabic Bible of the 10th century.
Picasso’s motives to paint was for the love of his parents at first but, then, in his twenties he had a revolution and was introduced to deceptions, love, political issues and innovation of the real feelings of his own soul and his beliefs. Most of his inspirations were women, however.
What the artist’s intension is in art making
Picasso painted as an outlet to release his emotions and