Large Heads (1969) by Pablo Picasso

Large Heads - Pablo Picasso - 1969

Artwork Information

TitleLarge Heads
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions194.5 x 129 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationLudwig Collection, Aachen
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About Large Heads

Pablo Picasso is renowned for his revolutionary cubism techniques, and the artwork “Large Heads” is a perfect example. Created in 1969 using oil on canvas, this painting measures 194.5 x 129 cm and depicts two characters with giant heads. Although there is a stillness about them, their expressions hint at an argument taking place between the two figures. Their exaggerated red and blue facial features create an intense contrast which serves to give a unique perspective of the characters’ emotions.

The artwork “Large Heads” demonstrates how impressive Picasso’s cubist style was during this period in his career. Through his use of vibrant colors and abstract techniques, he was able to create thought-provoking and influential masterpieces that are still highly appreciated today. Another iconic painting by Picasso is La Vie (1903) was also created using similar artistic methods and concepts. This painting shows two figures intertwined with each other in a tall foreground image, their bodies composed of larger geometric shapes painted in rich colors. These examples demonstrate exactly why Picasso continues to be one of the most celebrated artists of all time

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