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Works of Picasso which are influenced by masks

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Introduction

Introduction During the course of this project I am planning to explore works of Picasso which are influenced by masks. I will look at the images he has painted and what the story behind them is. I will describe what the person is wearing and if it gives me any clues to who the person is and from what time he/she is from. I will also look at the composition of the picture and explain what shapes stand out more than others. Next I will look at the materials used and the brush marks. I will describe the colour schemes used in the image and whether they look happy or sad. Finally I will decide whether I like or dislike the image. Pablo Picasso was born in 1881. He was born in Spain. Pablo Picasso was a busy man. He created thousands of paintings, sculptures and drawings, and changed the world of art. ...read more.

Middle

There is also a dark greeny black shadow of the face. In the middle of this picture you can see the face made up of different colours and shapes. In the foreground of this picture you can see the body of the person, made up of different shades of colour and shapes. Some shapes stand out more than others like the head of the face and the two triangular shapes in the middle of the body. I think this image has been created with oil paints and brushes. The brushmarks are very thick and a mixture in all directions. The colour schemes used in this image are cool and quite dull. They look sad but the face shadow looks vibrant. I dislike this image because it is quite dull and boring. I chose this particular example because it has a simple sketch to it but can also be quite challenging when shading and blending in the colours. ...read more.

Conclusion

I think this image has been created with a thick paint and brushes. The brushmarks are thin and directional. The colour schemes used in this image are a mixture of warm and cool colours which blend in well together. They look quite happy and peaceful. I like this image because it is interesting and blends in very well together. I chose this particular example because it looked very colourful and seemed fun to draw. Conclusion So far during this project I have learnt a lot about cultural masks. I have thought about the stories behind paintings and learnt about the composition as well. I believe cultural masks have influenced the art of Pablo Picasso a lot because some of his paintings show stories behind different cultures and how they dress. After drawing two of Picasso's paintings I have discovered the different drawing techniques and the way the colour scheme blends in with the shapes that Picasso has used. I have learnt a lot about Picasso's way of drawing and how they always interest you to find the meanings behind the masks worn. ...read more.

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