Pablo Picasso images and biography
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Pablo Picasso
(1881-1973)

See also: Cubism; Books on Picasso; Art Critics on Picasso; Artist Links

1. Early Works

2. Blue Period

3. Rose Period

4. Beginnings of Cubism

5. Analytical Cubism

6. Synthetic Cubism

7. Between the wars

8. Picasso the legend

9. Late Works

Analytical Cubism

By 1910, Picasso and Braque had developed Cubism into an entirely new means of pictorial expression. In the initial stage, known as Analytical Cubism, objects were deconstructed into their components. In some cases, this was a means to depict different viewpoints simultaneously; in other works, it was used more as a method of visually laying out the FACTS of the object, rather than providing a limited mimetic representation. The aim of Analytical Cubism was to produce a conceptual image of an object, as opposed to a perceptual one.

At its height, Analytical Cubism reached levels of expression that threatened to pass beyond the comprehension of the viewer. Staring into the abyss of abstraction, Picasso blinked...and began to start putting the pieces of the object back together.

Picasso Images on the Web from his Analytical Cubism period

The Guitar Player (1910)

Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier) (1910)

Portrait of Wilhelm Uhde (1910)

Portrait of Ambroise Vollard (1910)

Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1910)

Accordionist (1911)

The Glass (1911)

"Ma Jolie" (Woman with a Zither or Guitar) (1911)

Aficionado (1912)







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