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Braque “Still-Life with Violin and Pitcher” “Life with Chair Caning” “First Communion” Picasso “La Vie” “Boy with a Pipe” “Guernica” Lao 1 Tat Sang Lao ENGL 102 – Nina Bayer June 8, 2010 Final Research Essay Picasso’s Cubism: “Guernica” In the early 20 th century, there was a new artistic movement establish in France. People call this new artistic movement Cubism, and it was begun in 1907. The founders of Cubism are Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who is one of the best friends of Picasso. Pablo Ruiz Picasso, who was a Spanish artist, was born in Malaga, Spain on October 25th, 1881 and finished his life in April 8th, 1973. He is best known for co-founding the Cubism and his work, “Guernica,” is one of the famous cubist works in the world. Picasso created “Guernica” in 1937, was asked by the Spanish ambassador in Paris for the Spanish pavilion of the Paris World’s Fair. Pablo Picasso established Cubism which was a new artistic movement in early 20th century, and Cubism gave “Guernica” a new way to express its meanings. It is no doubt that Pablo Picasso’s famous cubist work, “Guernica,” was successfully to make the world pay close attention to Spanish Civil War. Therefore, the work, “Guernica,” reveals Picasso’s view of war and it also shows that suffering is the only thing war can bring to people. War is a tragedy for human. The creation of Cubism is Picasso’s great achievement. In 1908, with his close friend, Georges Braque, Picasso began developing a new style of painting called Cubism. After Braque’s visited to Picasso’s studio in 1907, the two artists began working together to develop their new style, which began as a direct reaction against Fauvism (Robinson 19). The two artists were about the same age: Picasso was born in 1881 in small town in Spain, and Braque was born
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Lao 2 in a Paris suburb in 1882. However, Braque worked as a house painter when Picasso had his own art studio in Barcelona. When they met in Paris, Picasso was enjoying his success from his art, but Braque was still a relative freshman to painting. However, they quickly found a friendship and a close working relationship. They were inspired by the painter Paul Cezanne. Picasso was the first artist to break the old rules of painting. He did not want to create illusions of reality with painting and did not try to paint exact copies of things. In some pictures, Cezanne combined information about an object taken from several different viewpoints and at different times. The cubists took this idea further and tired to show all sides of an object in one picture. They turned the front and sides of objects they painted into a pattern of flat shapes. Objects look as they are being seen through a broken mirror. As Cubism developed, it became harder to recognize the people and objects in the paintings because the images became even more broken up, with the bits re-arranged all over the place (Meadows 12). Picasso and Braque stuck to painting everyday
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