Picasso spent the years of 1900 to 1906 in what is referred to as the Blue and Rose Period. The Blue period involved the use of blue in most of Picasso’s works to represent a negativity and bleakness of Pablo Picasso paintings and those within them. Art experts, even those who disbelieve his later innovative style, respected his blue period. The rose period signaled a choice of brighter pink tones over the previous blues.
The world foremost Guernica represents the Spanish Civil War air attack during the 1930s and it came to show its significance during the Paris World’s Fair in 1937. Guernica symbolizes many historical events that have influence Picasso’s life and career. He cast off the rule of General Franco of Spain in the 1930s because the general became obsessed with power that he became a fascist. Pablo Picasso was a liberated and a democratic artist and showed his views of life through most of Pablo Picasso paintings. Picasso became a wanted man during Franco’s rule and so many of Pablo Picasso Paintings were taken to other countries to avoid confiscation. After Spain’s civil war the Guernica was transferred to the New York’ museum and stayed there until 1981. It is now displayed at the Queen Sofia Center of Art in Madrid, Spain.
Pablo Picasso’s Full Name is Extremely Long:Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuseno Maria de los remedies Ciprano de la Santasima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y Picasso! That was quite a mouthful! Pablo Picasso’s name is one of the longest ever recorded for an artist or any person for that matter. His name is a combination of respect for Spanish and Christian sainthood and family heritage. There are a few names of important saints and beloved relatives, his mother and father’s names, and the rest are a combination of ideas and personal characteristics, in which the Spanish believed are best included in a birth name. Inevitably, a rose by any other name is still a rose, and Pablo Picasso and his long name illustrated that saying, in the grandest of fashions.
Pablo Picasso and His Academic Career:There is little argument that Pablo Picasso was a brilliant man, yet his academic career record does not reflect this fact. Pablo had little trouble passing the entrance exams of every artistic institution of higher learning, from Madrid to Paris, which he desired to gain entry into. It was the empirically-proven mark of a tortured artist, after time and time again of Pablo burning-out and leaving school after one or two semesters. This did not make any difference after he became successful after ‘First Communion’, yet was a clear sign that brilliant individuals sometimes have difficulty in a structured formal classroom setting.
Reflecting a distinct Negro effect, two women in “Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon),” bore African Masks, which apparently hinted at the African savagery and violence. Picasso was inspired to use the ‘African’ influence in his work, when he saw the African and Oceanic collection in the Muse d’Ethnographie du Trocadro in Paris. These masks promoted a sense of mystery in the painting, as the viewer is left contemplating the emotions behind those faces in African masks. There were also strong influences of ‘Iberian’ sculpture, in which, quite similar to ‘Cubism,’ the subject was not rendered in a two-dimensional plane instead; it was simultaneously portrayed from multiple perspectives.