I’ve been studying and researching artists for years. Recently, I’ve taken the time to share my thoughts, bits, and pieces of various artists. People like John Singer Sargent, Vincent Van Gogh, and now Pablo Picasso. If you have yet to learn about this artist and you’re a collector or just an art lover in general, then the article below is for you.
Pablo Picasso – Genius Potential
Pablo Picasso’s father was an art teacher and wanted him to become a successful artist one day. As we know, he surpassed just being an accomplished artist at a very young age and evolved into the genius we know him as today in the art world. He created paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, posters, made costumes for plays and wrote books. His artwork began when he was young and he continued to create art right up until his death. His collection of works are massive. His art is still just as fascinating and mesmerizing today.
Picasso’s father taught him to paint at a very early age. Picasso surpassed his father’s ability to paint at age 13 moving onto formal art school and having his first art exhibit. I too started painting with my father when I was 3 and I have not put the brush down. My father was and still is my hero and my role model. I think about him every day. He is still very much a part of my life.
Picasso was born in Spain and was influenced by the things he experienced with his family while living in Spain. I traveled to Spain on a very special trip, actually the trip of a lifetime, with my father. It had a strong influence on me as an artist: the culture, people, art, music, and food.
One of the things I admire about Picasso is that Picasso’s earlier works were traditional and he used his formal art training to morph into an abstract artist like no one else had ever accomplished. He mastered every form of art that he worked with. He never copied anyone. Each style of his work was original.He manipulated his subjects working to create the new style of cubism and his unusual abstract paintings. He truly is in the history of the art world a genius.
He never stopped reinventing himself as an artist. If you have painted as long as I have, then you are constantly reinventing yourself as an artist. It is what I have to do to grow intellectually and grow artistically to continue to perfect my craft. I have to push my ability to the limit for myself as an artists. It is important to me; it is that simple. Picasso understood the power of reinventing, pushing and evolving as an artist.
He was a master with the way he used composition. However, he broke the rules of composition but at the same time reestablished them in his new, unique one of a kind style. He always hit the mark in every painting. As an accomplished artist, I understand the power of composition and how to use in it my landscapes whether they are tightly painted abstracts or loose abstract landscapes.
The same is true with abstract paintings. Even abstracts must have a strong composition for the painting to stand on its own and become a successful work of art. After studying works of art by Picasso, I go back to my art and push the idea of composition just as Picasso did with his abstracts. Stretching and trying new techniques pushing the use of symbolism and composition.
Picasso used a lot of symbolism in his artwork. Today people are still trying to pick apart the symbolism in his work. It is endless the theories and ideas about his use of symbolism. One particular painting that is a very famous work of art by Picasso is Guernica, it is still relevant today. It is a humongous painting. This painting represents his view on war and politics. This painting still makes a statement and is definitely a conversation piece with his use of symbolism and composition there is plenty to study and to learn.
Right now, I am currently working on a piece that I consider a conversation piece. It is a very large abstract for my Miami art collectors. Hopefully, I will be sharing it very soon. But for now, I have to continue to push, evolve, reinvent and paint.