Visual & Decorative Arts Blog

Top 10 Painters | Pablo Picasso

Posted by Josie Mitchell

Few would dispute Pablo Picasso’s (1881–1973) reputation as one of the pre-eminent artists of the twentieth century. Indeed, the thousands of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and ceramics that remain to us are a testament to the sheer scope of his visual imagination and his capacity for artistic innovation – so much so that it seems almost inconceivable that this could be the product of a single individual and a single lifetime.

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Topics: surrealism, Picasso, Cubism

Art Movements | Cubism | Avant-garde Art

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Cubism was one of the most influential twentieth-century art movements. Cubist works would provide a radical challenge to the painterly conventions for producing an illusion of depth, and they would attack the tradition of ‘high’ art by including within two-dimensional paintings and collages a range of extraneous materials not traditionally associated with high art, such as newspaper clippings, scraps of sheet music and stencilled lettering.

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Topics: Orphism, Picasso, Cubism, Braque

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