Pablo Picasso's First Avant-Insane Movement

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The beginning of 20th century was a time of discoveries of new technology, introducing a new lifestyle, and new ideas. During that time, there were new creations, such as cars, radio, and telegraph. Such inventions affected masses of people. The way of life became quicker, and communication – much easier. Many people, who were affected greatly by such changes, thought up of new ideas concerning the society in many different aspects. Such a new lifestyle was called the avant-garde. The meaning of the word ‘avant-garde’ is ‘the frontline’ (it is an army term). Here, it meant that it was the beginning of a new era, the first ‘wave’ of new technology. The first avant-garde movement was in art, and it was called cubism. Cubism took place around…show more content…
Picasso was Spanish; however, he produced his first cubist painting in France, Avignon. He moved to Paris to search for people who would buy his art works. Picasso later became famous and produced many art pieces in cubist style. He survived the First World War. After the war, Picasso did not do as much art works in cubist style as before, however, he still continued. Picasso traveled to Italy, which affected his imagination and provoked him to create some of his art pieces. He started painting in the style of classicism. Later in life, Picasso also made ceramics. He survived the Second World War, too, and continued to make art works for the rest of his life. Picasso worked in collaboration with Georges Braque. Georges Braque, who was also French, moved to Paris in 1900. He was influenced by Paul Cezanne’s art, even though Braque never was an impressionist. He was not primarily a cubist, but a fauvist. When Georges Braque met Picasso, he decided to leave fauvism. It is said that Picasso and Braque were the first developers of cubism. Later in life, Braque designed stage sets, and also made sculptures. He survived both the First World War and the Second World War. Another famous cubist was Juan Gris. He, like Picasso and Braque, worked in France, even though he was Spanish. He was not only an artist, but also a mathematician and a physicist, but he enjoyed painting the most. Gris did not…show more content…
The shapes are overlapping. Also, the palette is reduced in this painting: there are only a few colors (shades of brown and blue, red, green and white).Juan Gris made a portrait of Picasso, also in the style of cubism. There are diagonal lines going through the painting, and Picasso seems to be cut by them. Picasso does not seem realistic at all, but we can still recognize that it is a person. The hair is made of individual shapes, lines and shades. Picasso is sitting in this composition. He seems to have something in his hand, but itis impossible to recognize what. The palette is reduced here, too, and all of the composition is indifferent shades of grey. There is not one complete shape, and the background is bisected by the lines. The jacket is also made up of different shapes, and the shading is not realistic. Georges Braque made another famous painting. It is called ‘Man with a Guitar’. It is quite different to Picasso’s and Gris’s cubism. This painting has many more shapes and lines, and, unlike Gris’s and Picasso’s paintings, it is impossible to recognize anything in Braque’s. There are more lines than shapes, and the lines are without any order or pattern. You cannot see individual objects, and not even outlines. There is almost no color in that painting except few shades of grey. This painting has even less variety of
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