Pablo Picasso Cubism Essay

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YEAR 10 MAJOR CRITICAL ANALYSIS TASK
YEAR 10 MAJOR CRITICAL ANALYSIS TASK

CRITICAL TASK ANALYSIS
Step 1: Description
Pablo Picasso is a widely acknowledged Spanish artist in the twentieth century. He was born in Malaga, Spain in 1881.Cubism was the first style of abstract art which evolved at the beginning of the 20th century in response to a world that was changing with unprecedented speed. In 1909, Picasso used cubism influenced by Paul Cezanne created an artwork called “The Factory at Horta de Ebro”. The painting is a cluster of three dimensional buildings and a wide range of colour tones. In the image the foreground displays an uneven cube with a path of the tones of green blended in with the orange and creating the tones of
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There are inconsistent light coming from all directions in the painting. I can see that the dark green leaves from the big and tall trees in the background of the painting have had pressure put against it. It makes the leaves of the tree stand out because of the pressure put into it, making it different from other objects. The lines of each object are straight and made to look realistic but not realistic enough. The shading of the colours is well blended and the outline of every shape in the artwork is clearly seen through the contrasting. “There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are also others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform the yellow spot into the sun”. –Pablo Picasso. In each object there are many colours combined and blended together but you can still see the colours trying to blend in. The focal point of this artwork is the uneven pentagonal prism with many different tones of colours used. Overall, it depends on where the eye lands first because there are three objects that stood out in this painting. In the foreground there is the half the uneven cube. In the middle is the uneven pentagonal prism and in the background is the tall and thin building. Picasso has created excellent paintings and so is this fine artwork.

Step 3: Interpretation “Until Cubism, all art, all pictures, could be ‘read’ by anybody. If this hadn’t been so, the Christian message wouldn’t have been seen by

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