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Picasso - Olga in an arm chair and Jacqueline

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Introduction

Critical Studies The artist I am writing about is called Picasso. The two pictures I have chosen are Olga in an arm chair and the portrait of Jacqueline. Olga Koklova was his first wife, and he painted this portrait for a photograph he had taken of her in 1917. The second portrait was of his second wife Jacqueline in 1954, "she was his favorite subject later in his life. ...read more.

Middle

I was attracted to the bold unusual drawing and colour. Picasso used distortion, abstraction, exaggeration, illusion and pattern to create a dynamic, expression picture of the emotion of the sitter. Picasso depicted who they were through the intense colour relationships and dramatic distortion drawings. The painting I chose included cold colours. There is not much expression to this picture he seems to be dreadfully serious, and he has no facial expression. ...read more.

Conclusion

In my picture I used a broad varity of colours to help create the distortion of various parts of the body look Picasso; along with using the correct tone enabled me to do so. The pattern was significant, as this also made my painting appears distorted, plus this also helped produce the portrait seem more Picasso. I was pleased with the painting I o constructed, I could improve this painting even further by taking more time, and using a more enhanced varity of colours. JEREMY HURST 11MV ...read more.

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