Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

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Pablo Picasso ~ Aubade (1942)


Pablo Picasso
Aubade (1942)
Oil on canvas
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The little town of Royon on the Atlantic coast was where Picasso stayed until the Germans invaded and overran France in the summer of 1940. He was offered refuge abroad (Which many of the Surrealist artists took up for example), but chose to return to Paris. How many of us, if we had been in Picasso's shoes, would have done the same thing? A kind of bravery kind of overlooked or understated when talking about the life of Picasso. He lived in the capital all through the Occupation yet, somehow, remained detached from the conquerors. I never tire of hearing the famous quote when a German officer spotted a photograph of Guernica in his studio and asked 'Did you do that?' Picasso replied 'No, you did!' Brilliant.

His paintings weren't overtly political during the war, but the oppressiveness of its atmosphere pervades the works created during the Occupation. This combines a lady being serenaded with a distinct feeling of darkness and claustrophobiaNeither of the figures are happy ones.

Picasso returned to the vein of Guernica after the Liberation. He recorded the impact of the Nazi death camps in The Charnel House (1944-5)...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Aubade (1942) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings ~ Index

Pablo Picasso Gallery: Paintings In Date Order >> (1893 - 1902) >> (1903 - 20) >> (1921 - 40) >> (1941 -73) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings

Pablo Picasso Texts: Biography >> Life Of Picasso >> Biog. II

Pablo Picasso Links: Picasso & Cocteau >> Le Testament d'Orphee >> Books >> Cards >> Prints >> Picasso Prints, Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site >> Picasso signed items, exhibition posters, ltd edn prints @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) - just checked and a bigger selection than I have seen anywhere else

Highest & Essential Picasso Recommendations: Ikea Olunda Review/Image >> Buy >> The Dog Art Print Review/Image >> The Owl Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Camel Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Femme Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Dance of Youth Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Petite Fleurs Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Woman Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Drawing Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace II Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Don Quixote, c.1955 Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Trois Danseuses, c.1924 Art Print Review/Image

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