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Pablo Picasso - Blue Period and Rose Period

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Marcel Bäker

on 15 April 2014

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Pablo Picasso -
Blue Period and Rose Period

The Rose Period lasted from 1904 to 1906
At this time Picasso received more attention
He got in a new relationship with Fernande Olivier
The Blue overall is Picasso's clothing during working
The pipe is a common symbol for intellectual reflection; it's hold in the direction of the painter/ viewer
The boy is a reflection of the painter/ viewer
Pink and cheerful colors
Circus performers, clowns and acrobats often appear in his paintings
The Harlequin became a personal symbol for Picasso
The atmosphere is more cheerful

Boy with a Pipe; Pablo Picasso; 1905
Portrait of Jacinto Salvado as Harlequin; Pablo Picasso; 1923
One of Picassos most famous and most discussed painting
It shocked people at that time because of its content and because of its style that shows some early fundamentals of cubism
It was influenced by African and ancient Egyptian art
It was the beginning of the période nègre (Black Period) and the end of the Rose Period

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon; Pablo Picasso; 1907
Picasso´s blue period was from 1901 to 1904
He starts painting in blue when he learns of his friends death.
Blindness is a recurrent theme in Picassos work of this period
This striking painting is one of Picasso's most moving pictures from his Blue Period, so named for the blue coloration that permeated his work at the time (autumn 1901–mid-1904). Frequently he depicted solitary figures set against almost empty backgrounds, the blue palette imparting a mood of melancholy and desolation to images that suggest unhappiness and dejection.

The Old Guitarist was painted in 1903, just after the suicide death of Picasso's close
friend, Casagemas. During this time, the artist was sympathetic to the plight of
the downtrodden and painted many canvases depicting the miseries of the poor,
the ill, and those cast out of society
The Rose Period
The Blue Period
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