“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction” (Picasso)
There was hardly any artist in the first half of the twentieth century who experienced glory as much as Pablo Picasso. He was undoubtedly one of the most influential artists who not only excelled in arts, but also innovated and experimental on new kinds of arts that were rarely created before. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso pioneered in cubism, an art movement that was totally out-of-the-box and experimented to meet the needs of modern-day arts and crafts. Picasso has to his credit, some of the revolutionary contributions with respect to the invention of collage and his contributions to Surrealism and Symbolism have forever been acclaimed in the realms of arts and crafts. Cubism was his primary forte; something that allowed him to deconstruct perspectival space in his paintings that were prevalent since the period of the Renaissance. These innovations would have far-reaching consequences for practically all of modern art, revolutionizing attitudes to the depiction of form in space. While he saw himself as a painter at par, it was his works of sculpturing and printmaking together with ceramics that boasted of his stature and calibre. He was an outstanding painter having a very dominant and charismatic personality that was deeply reflected in his works of arts and crafts; resulting in the embodiment of Bohemian moderns artists in its divine imagination.
This essay is dedicated to discussing in detail, this great artist's life accounts while studying the Cubism Movement which he initiated. Moreover, three of Picasso's paintings of Cubism are analyzed in the end of the essay, reflecting upon his contributions to Arts while analyzing the ways in which he wanted the Art to progress.
Pablo Picasso's Life
Pablo Picasso, also known as Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, was one of the names by which the art world was famous far and wide. It was not the art world that made him this prominent as an artist but his name enhanced the art world and gave valuable contributions to it. In his lifetime, he managed to become renowned through his artistry; he was the first one to use mass media to pronounce his name and his business empire into the eras of the people, for several years to come. It was to his account that every modern art movement came to light in the twentieth century, the most prominent being Cubism itself. The style and movement that he is superiorly famous was hence, Cubism.
By native origins, Picasso was a Spanish artist, sculptor, ceramicist and printmaker; and was also a stage designer. He spent most of his lifetime at France, where he was laid to rest in the end, for a final abode. He was born on 25th October, 1881 at Málaga, in Spain. He died on 8th April, 1973 at Mougins in France. If we take a look into his early life, we will be able to see his ...