Pablo Picasso was an amazing French artist who's talents included painting, sculpting, printmaking, ceramicists, and stage design. He was born on October 25, 1881 Malaga, Spain and had four children. He was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century; an artist with much integrity who was very wise with his work.
Picasso used several techniques that showed his brilliance. A child prodigy, known for the invention of cubism art work, he used details like someone's face to reveal their character. He was very talented and tried to make others look at his art a different way, in which he succeeded. He was very poor as a child but later his wealth grew as his amazing pieces of work were recognized for brilliance. When his fame was recognized he married a ballerina named Olga Cacaloga, but they were constantly fighting and would have gotten a divorce, but he did not want to give half of his artwork away-one of the sacrifices he would have had to make.
Picasso's most revolutionized piece of work was the Guernica (on the left above), a unique piece of art about the bombing of a spanish speaking village. He took a picture of the village after the bombing and images from his own memory and collaged them together to interpret what the bombing would have been like, and it became one of his most renowned works.
Pablo Picasso was a pure genius and was always searching for a way to get better and improve his work. Picasso's greatest technique was his simple creativity and intelligence. He could make art out of anything and tell a story through his artwork, and was truly magnificent. Pablo Picasso died on April 8, 1973 but his magical effect on art still lives on to this day.
Roy Fox Lichtenstein
Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born in New York City in Upper Manhattan on October 27, 1993. He was a leader in pop art and got his inspiration from comic strips when he created his bright art. His art was revolutionary for the art world and something that was never before seen. It showed popular culture that many people were growing to adore.
As a child, Lichtenstein was a fan of comic books and science. As he grew into his teen years, he started to become interested in art. In 1937 he started taking watercolor classes at Parson’s School of Design and in 1940 studied at the Art Students League. In 1940 he also graduated in New York at the Franklin School for Boys. Later that year he started showcasing his artwork in places such as Cleveland and New York. Unfortunately, his artwork wouldn’t become popular until 1963.
On 1963 Lichtenstein painted his most well-known art piece called, “Whaam!” It was a comic strip out of the 1962 DC comics. In 1960 he also had characters such as Mickey Mouse in his art showing household products. That is when his career really took off an by the late 1960’s was known worldwide for his Pop Art and was even in the Pop Art Movement with such people as Andy Warhol.
This Summer I was lucky enough to go to Paris, France and saw the Roy Lichtenstein gallery in the Pompidou Museum. When I saw his art, I was truly amazed by it and couldn’t stop thinking about how long it must have taken him to finish his art. Roy Lichtenstein was a very important artist to the pop art culture. He changed the way that many people look at pop art today. After seeing this exhibit in the museum I was in shock that someone could made art just from small dots. I noticed from close up you can see every detail and small dots but from a distance it forms an image, and I was amazed how perfect and exact each dot is. I was defiantly in awe over Roy Lichtenstein’s work, and below you can see some photos of the exhibit and notice
yourself how amazing they are.
Born in Paris and died in Giverny, Claude Monet is regarded as one of the best impressionist painters of his era. He worked mostly with landscapes by layering oil paints over each other. Many of his works took over a year to complete, though his plein air sketches only took minutes as the land was always changing. His work hangs in many museums across the world including the Louvre in Paris.