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Dora Maar au Chat (Dora Maar with cat) is Pablo Picasso’s one of the most famous and expensive paintings. It represents one of his lovers, Dora Maar who helped him in many other paintings as a model. She is also the only one who documented Picasso’s monumental work Guernica. She is depicted here as posing like a goddess sitting on a throne. She also wears a plumed hat on her head. A little cat, which is almost invisible if the title of the painting doesn’t draw our attention to it, is standing on the right shoulder of the lady. The cat seems to be the only depiction which is close to the natural form of objects. Apparently, Dora Maar, the chair, the wall in background […]

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Popular painters don’t always make paintings which are admired by everyone. The current piece is by Pablo Picasso and it wasn’t enthusiastically admired by critics or general people. Or even Picasso’s closest friends. It was considered to very raw and premature. The depicted essence of the picture was too real and the subject was also somewhat shunned in the real life. Title’s literal meaning is The Young Ladies of Avignon. Though, the name given by Picasso was The Brothel of Avignon. He portrayed five prostitutes from a brothel. Due to the ill reception Picasso got, the painting rested in his possession for years. It was too radical for the time. Though, after some time it was sold. Les Demoiselles d’Avignon Analysis As mentioned above, the […]

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Guernica is a well-appraised painting by the acclaimed artist Pablo Picasso. This mural sized painting was artist’s reaction to the real life bombing on the town of Guernica in Spain during the Spanish Civil War in 1937. The painting and its world-tour during the year helped largely to bring the world’s attention towards the ongoing civil war and its harsh consequences. Today, the painting has become the anti-war symbol. According to some reviewers, the painting was the greatest accomplishment of Picasso’s career for its impacts on the world about the bombing. Picasso and his fellows pushed Cubism ahead with entirely accepting the art-movement and the represented art is a piece of cubist art. The Real Guernica Bombing Bombing of Guernica happened on 26th April, 1937. […]

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