Pablo Picasso minimalist (minimalism)
Pablo Picasso minimalist (minimalism) marker on paper.
Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, famous for paintings like ‘Guernica’ and for the art movement known as Cubism.
“When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope,'” he later recalled. “Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
Though he was a relatively poor student, Picasso displayed a prodigious talent for drawing at a very young age. According to legend, his first words were “piz, piz,” his childish attempt at saying “lápiz,” the Spanish word for pencil.
Marker offer the eye a glimpse of the raw, naked talents of this genius. Picasso’s drawings help us to appreciate his natural, artistic talent. They were also quick ways for him to experiment with ideas, where ever he was.
As a prolific artist, Picasso liked to try out all manner of art mediums across his distinguished career. The sheer volume of artworks that he produced meant that limiting himself to one medium would have curtailed his creative spark sonner or later.
Across his career, topics drawn by Picasso included still life, portraits, animals and mythology. Picasso’s genius brought about so much in his drawings, with often just a single, well thought-out line in pencil or chalk. The simplicity was astounding and helped others to realise the talents that lied in abstraction.
Picasso’s work has been reproduced for fans of his career countless times. It is his animal sketches which are currently the most popular, with the simplicity of his style, combined with the charming subjects, attracting many.
The likes of owl, dog and penguin stand in homes all over the world, and the minimalist approach also means these are amnongst the cheapest reproductions to produce. (Pablo Picasso minimalist)
The Dog was Picasso’s own pet, a dachshund called Lump, and such sketches have helped this animal to actually gain notoriety for himself on the back of Picasso’s popularity.
Painting Technique: Graphic
Painting style: Minimalism, Cubismand Surrealism
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Cubism, Surrealism, Spanish painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Graphics