Pablo Picasso images and biography
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Pablo Picasso

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

Synthetic Cubism

In 1912, Picasso took the conceptual representation of Cubism to its logical conclusion by pasting an actual piece of oilcloth onto the canvas. This was a key watershed in Modern Art. By incorporating the real world into the canvas, Picasso and Braque opened up a century's worth of exploration in the meaning of Art.

Some of the finest Synthetic Cubist work, both visually and conceptually, are the collages. I highly recommend the stimulating Picasso and Braque: A Symposium, published in association with the "Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism" exhibition of 1992. The world's leading art scholars offer incisive essays and round table discussions of Cubism. This book changed my entire conception of what art really is.

Picasso Images on the Web from the Synthetic Cubism period

Guitar and Violin (c. 1912)

Glass and Bottle of Suze (1912)

Still Life with Bowl and Fruit (1912)

Musical Instruments (1912)

Clarinet and Violin (1913)

Woman in an Armchair (1913)

Pipe, Glass, Bottle of Vieux Marc (1914)

Tavern (1914)

Portrait of a Girl (1914)

Still-life with Fruit-dish on a Table (1914-15)

Harlequin and Woman with a Necklace (1917)

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