I was lucky to be able to attend a corporate supporters preview of Picasso’s ‘Once in a lifetime’ exhibition. With artwork curated from museums, galleries and private collectors – never has this work been exhibited side by side in a gallery.
I LOVE picasso’s work, when I read more about him and his life – his work just oozes originality and so much character.
Within his artwork are hidden messages and people – painted in such an abstract form. Into his work is woven in personality, overlaid with conceptual meanings and emotions.
Picasso regularly paints – as seen in a number of his paintings:
- a geometric/ highly detailed pattern print in the background
- abstract figures in pastels and vibrant colours with thick black, almost childlike simplified lines
- an eclectic mix of colours that wouldn’t ordinarily be combined together in a painting
The irony of choosing colours that you wouldn’t put together if you were trying to make a contrasting palette just shows another view of picasso not conforming to the ‘rules’.
at first in fact, Picasso’s work was not liked because it was unconventional, however he along with … invented cubism.
Inspiration to take from this:
- busy geometric patterns
- thick childlike black outlines
- an unconventional colour palette