Bread and Fruit Dish on a Table 1909:
Painted in the year 1909, Bread and Fruit Dish on a Table is a Still Life Painting. Still Life paintings have been painted by many artists since Ancient ages. Still life paintings are commonly about lifeless objects like flowers on a vase and plants, books, fruits and vegetables, kitchen merchandises etc. Bread and Fruit Dish on a Table is one of the most famous Still Life paintings. The theme of this painting is food as the grouping of fruit and bread on a table was very uncommon during those times.
Houses on the Hill (Horta de Ebro) 1909:
House on the Hill was created by Picasso in 1909. These were the years when Picasso had introduced a new art form ‘Cubic art’ into his paintings. House on the hill displayed Picasso’s cubic art-work. It is one of the earliest cubic works of Picasso which he made during his stay in a rural Spanish village. The painting consists of a collection of brick-roofed, stone houses and farm buildings alongside a steep hill. Grey and yellow are the primary colors used in this painting.
Girl with Mandolin Fanny Tellier 1910:
Picasso developed cubism with his French friend Georges Braque. Cubism was introduced to demonstrate the beauty of the subject emphasizing on the intellectual methods and geometric elements with interconnected transparent cubes and cones. Girl with a Mandolin was also influenced with this new art-form which was created by Picasso in 1910. Through this painting, Picasso also tried to depict a fourth dimension. In the painting there is a girl multi-faceted where unclear outlines of her body are noticeable only from the left side, while the right side is painted using geometrical figures.
Portrait of Daniel Henry Kahnweiler 1910:
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler was a German-born art dealer, writer, and publisher. He had opened an art gallery in Paris in 1907. In 1908 he began representing Pablo Picasso in his gallery, whom he had introduced to Georges Braque. So, Picasso drew his Portrait in 1910 which is also counted as a masterpiece. It is said that Kahnweiler had to pose for this portrait for more than thirty times. Picasso drew the portrait of Kahnweiler with a net of sparkling, translucent surfaces that combine with the atmosphere around him. Picasso added qualities like the knot of a tie, a wave of hair, a watch chain to the portrait to give it a new style. However, still it was seen as a traditional portrait with a man sitting with his hands resting on his lap.
Accordionist is the painting of 1911, a time which the cubic art was at its top point. This painting however was strange as that one of its previous owners misidentified it for a landscape because of the inscription Ceret on its back. With assiduousness, the outlines of the seated accordionist can be observed, signified by a succession of associated semicircular shapes, triangular planes, and right angles. The keys of the Accordion are located in the center and the volutes of an armchair can be seen in the lower portion of the canvas.
Still Life with Chair Caning 1911-12:
Picasso’s Still-Life with Chair Caning is a mixture of a number of unclear pictures. This is another cubic painting of the Great Picasso which he made in 1912. The painting consists of on the upper right corner almost at the edge of the canvas handle of a knife; to the left is the blade. The knife cuts a piece of fruit. Below the fruit is the white edge of a napkin. To the left standing steeply in the top center of the canvas is a wine glass. At the top edge of the chair caning is the glass’s base; above it are the stem and a bowl of the glass. The letters JOU can also be seen in the painting.
Card Player 1913-14:
Card player is another masterpiece of Picasso. Picasso was highly influenced with cubism which focused on planes and patterns of space, instead of colors. Card Player was a satire on the new modern lifestyle. This cubic painting is a masterpiece from Picasso which tells us about his creativity and experimental behavior.
Green Still Life 1914:
Green Still Life is an example of Picasso soothing into simpler compositions, Synthetic Cubism’s flirtier, Pointillist dots and brighter colors. The painting is a collage consisting of various lifeless things. Green Still Life uses a lot of green color with letters JOU painted which was a journal of those times. This painting also shows use of bright colors which is rarely seen in Picasso’s paintings. Picasso painted Green Still Life in 1914 in Avignon, after escorting the meshing planes of his Analytic Cubist paintings into vigorous three dimensions.
Ambroise Vollard 1915:
With the outbreak of First World War, Picasso had to lose some of his friends. Many of his friends moved from the country such as Andre Derain, Georges Braque, and Guillaume Apollinaire. Picasso was left alone and was re-establishing in Paris. In Paris he was looking for a new dealer for him and thus came across Ambroise Vollard. Picasso had always made portraits of the dealers he had worked with. So, he also made a cubic portrait of his new dealer which turned out to be a masterpiece.
Harlequin With Violin Si Tu Veux 1918:
This large Cubic composition of Picasso was painted during 1918. The painting shows a figure with a violin and gives away a sheet of music titled Si Tu Veux. The domino mask, black hat, and diamond decorated costume of the figure resembles with Harlequin who was an Italian comic character. Some scholars believe that the painting may be related with Picasso’s marriage to the Russian ballerina Olga Kokhlova which also took place in 1918. Picasso made a several changes to the painting which can be clearly seen in the painting.
Portrait of Igor Stravinsky 1920:
Igor Stravinsky was a Great Russian poet and composer. As Picasso was obsessed with painting poets, hence this was also another masterpiece which he created in the year 1920. Pablo Picasso Portrait of Igor Stravinsky is a Pencil and charcoal on paper portrait. Picasso met the Igor Stravinsky while he was travelling in Italy. After their first meeting, Picasso and Igor became good friends and their friendship lasted lifelong. There is also an interesting story behind this portrait as the portrait was made during the times of war. Igor had packed the portrait in his luggage while travelling back to Switzerland. When the customs officer inspected the suitcase, he thought the portrait was a spy plan and asked Igor that whether it was a kind of war plan. Then Igor replied that the officer was correct about the portrait being part of a plan. However it was not a war plan but instead was Igor’s face plan.
Three Women at the Spring 1921:
Pablo Picasso’s painted Three Women at a Spring at Fontainebleau, in France, in the summer of 1921. The figures in Three Women at the Spring are huge, fat and massive. These women look to be made of terra cotta, and their clothing appears to be made of marble. Three Women at the spring is poised completely of volume and relief. They look more like sculpture than painting. The figures of the women look like the huge statues of ancient Greece and Rome however they do not have features of Classical art. This painting is an example of Picasso’s Neoclassicism.
Three Musicians 1921:
Three Musicians is a large painting, painted in the style of Synthetic Cubism and gives the look of cut paper. The painting depicts three musicians made of bright colors and abstract shapes in an empty box like room. Three Musicians are painted in bright colors, pointed shapes, and even designs. On the right a singer holding sheets of music, on the left is a clarinet player and in the middle a guitar player. The three musicians resemble Pierrot, wearing a blue and white suit; Harlequinn, wearing an orange and yellow diamond-pattered costume; and a friar in a black robe. In front of Pierrot is a table with a pipe and some other things. Beneth him is a dog peeping out from the musician’s legs.
Two Women Running on the Beach The Race 1922:
Two Women Running on The Beach is a small watercolor painting. Two Women Running on The Beach portrays two big half naked women running wildly alongside the shore. The women are painted in brown with a beautiful blue background which effectively highlights them. The background is simple without any details. One can also not distinguish between the sea and the sky by looking at the background. Picasso has also used a classical looking palette in this painting.
The Pipes of Pan 1923:
The Pipes of Pan was created by Picasso in 1923. Pan is an ancient Greek god and fan of countryside poets. He is also a symbol of fertility and love who plays his reed pipes, formed from a nymph who transformed to escape his amorous holds. In the painting two males appears which look like to be carved like Classical Homeric statues from the hunks of stone. The thin black lines around their frame and shadowing helps in lifting the men off the picture surface in order to give a look of chiseled separation.
Mandolin and Guitar 1924:
Mandolin and Guitar was painted by Picasso in 1924. The painting consists of a mandolin and guitar with various other objects placed on a room floor. However when we look at the painting, it looks like a face with eyes, nose and mouth. The eyes of the face are made up of mandolin and guitar with Mandolin as the left eye and the guitar as the right eye. The nose and mouth are made up of a number of things that seem to be colliding together. The face is placed on a room floor with a ray of light on the face. There is also a shadow towards the left hand side of the painting.