The Picasso’ Gaze
We hear this term frequently in the context of artistic expression, it stresses the importance of the outlook given artist has, the way he sees the world for scrutinising it and then reflecting it in a work of art.
Knowing how to look at a color, a form, an emotion encountered in everyday things that usually go unnoticed by most. Their special sight helps us discover them, open our eyes.
The case of Pablo Ruiz Picasso exemplifies all this, an authentic genius of his time, he knew how to sail from his native Malaga to the Paris that revolutionised the world of art in the late nineteenth century early twentieth.
With his glance at the world, he knew how to go through different eras, initially in a lot of painting, he went through Madrid and the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Barcelona, where he frequented the spirit of modernity.
As an example of the aforementioned artist’s gaze, we can see this sculpture in the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid.
Millions of people could only see a saddle and a handlebars, but Picasso saw this animal head.
A good example of the artist’s gaze and his way of interpreting another reality.
Since his first drawings and paintings, one can notice a different way of seeing the reality by an artist who seeks and inquires into everything around him, his famous blue stage, no one can escape the simplicity and strength of these paintings.
A good example of both is the self-portrait of this blue stage, where one can already guess this artist’s gaze will endure and be recognisable in all ages and styles.
In his pink stage he again surprised us with pictures full of poetry and feeling, but always navigating and evolving. Confronting any of the picture of this Genius, no one can remain indifferent, all end up captivated by color, by drawing, by sensuality and the beauty.
Picasso navigated in drawing, painting, ceramic sculpture, engraving and in any form of artistic expression.
In sculpture, I was captivated during my visit to the Moma, by his famous goat, it is impressive to see it closely in the inner courtyard of the museum, full of force and expressiveness clearly set in the magical impressionism, with overwhelming force. The truth is that I stayed observing it for an hour.
In this museum I was taken by many more pleasant surprises, one of them was seeing first hand the beginning of cubism reflected in the Ladies of Aviñon, and the synthetic cubism of the group of musicians.
Knowing the history of the artistic evolution of this genius, as well as possessing the awareness of the Cubist movement of Paris along with the other great cubist John Gray, led him to develop this incredible advance in the art of the twentieth century, and being a few meters from these paintings does not leave indifferent. A lot of history and a lot of art in them.
This is the first review of the work of Pablo Picasso, we will delve into the more concrete history and analyse each era, style and proposals of his.