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Tat Sang Lao - Thesis Statement & Outline

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Lao Tat Sang Lao ENGL 102 – Nina Bayer June 5, 2010 Thesis Statement Picasso’s Cubism: Guernica Introduction : 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 25 th , 1881 and finished his life in April 8 th , 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 20 th 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. Part A: Artistic Movement, Location, and Era: Cubism was established in France in 1907. After Braque’s visit 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).
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Their paintings were based more on intellect than emotion, and the work they produced during those years became known as “Analytic Cubism” (Robinson 19). Albert Gleizes (1881-1953) and fellow French artist Jean Metzinger (1883 – 1953) were members of the Puteaux circle and together publish a book on Cubist theory entitled Du Cubisme in 1912 (Robinson 23). Cubism, collage seems at first a devastatingly simple and obvious gesture. It consisted of cutting out actual pieces of stuff and gluing them onto the paper or canvas, making elements more “real” than anything in conventional painting (Wadley 64). Cubism is the endeavor to capture the three-
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