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Pablo Picasso ~ Dove for the Festival of Youth (1949)


Pablo Picasso
Dove for the Festival of Youth (1949)
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It was towards the end of the 2nd World War, in October 1944, that Picasso joined the Communist Party. The party had had an outstanding record in the wartime French Resistance and and its appeal as a major force in French politics would last for several decades. Another factor of him gravitaing towards the party and heralding a new departure in Picasso's life was a new woman appearing. This time it was the painter Francoise Gilot, herself a commited Communist.

Picasso supported the peace movement over the next few years not only by attending congresses but also by providing the movement with this, its celebrated dove symbol, now the most famous dove ever to have flown.

The 1950s saw him paint a number of ambituous political canvases. Massacre in Korea is an obvious example. The peace movement was seen by some, especially in the US as little more than a Communist 'front' so it's ironic to recall that in the Motherland, Picasso's works were regularly denounced as decadent by the Soviet media. They failed to conform to the approved 'Socialist Realist' style promoted throughout the Communist world (examples herePicasso were a union roughly lasted a decade, until the mid-1950s, whereafter politics virtually disappeared from his art. However, he remained a party member until his death in 1973.

I think this dove is a particularly poignant piece when you consider his father's affinity with birds and the many paintings he did of them. I cannot help but think of the artist's father (1838–1913) whenever I see this...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Dove for the Festival of Youth (1949) >> 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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