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Pablo Picasso is well known for colorful abstract paintings His unique talent of creating a painting that may not look like real life but has a deeper meaning has been copied my many other modern painters Picasso had many different styles of paintings during his life Art historians have separated his life into different periods The periods include The blue period the rose period cubism and late works The blue and rose periods were similar because Picasso used certain colors in his paintings The blue period was filled with deep blue paintings that didnt have the look that Picassos later works had One work that Picasso did during his blue period was Self Portrait 1901 This self-portrait of Picasso has a dark gloomy quality to it The deep blues give it a lonely and gloomy feeling Picassos use if color helps set a certain mood for the painting Picassos rose period was filled with red paintings All of Picassos paintings during the rose period had a similar look and color however none of his paintings had the traditional Picasso look we think of today Now days when we think Pablo Picasso we think of cubism Cubism emphasizes the flat two-dimensional surface of the picture plane In cubism you reject the traditional ideas of perspectives foreshortening and modeling When an artist chooses to paint in the cubist style he isnt going for a natural look Cubist paintings are depicted by fragmented objects rather than natural looking objects When Pablo Picasso painted he chose subjects that a viewer need to look closely at to find the meaning He also chose subjects that would tug at the viewers hearts One such paining was Guernica The painting Guernica was inspired by a town named Guernica that was bombed by fascists in 1937 Picasso was given the money by the republican government for the Spanish pavilion at the 1937 worlds fair The painting that measures 115 X 255 feet took
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