6 x 8"
oil on panel
Personally, I have a love/hate for Picasso's art. I favor most of his Cubist style, top of the list being Guernica and the featured painting Three Musicians. They are jigsaw-puzzle-like, flat planes of solid colors, overlapping like cutout paper making sense in the end.
Three Musicians is a complicated composition, so much so, this study may have convinced me to not tackle a larger painting. Don't know yet. I find Picasso's painting just plain fun. You see a recurring figures, a Harlequin and a masked Pierrot - both familiar characters in the old Italian theater stories. You see sheet music on a stand, a clarinet and guitar and even a dog's paws stretched out on the bottom left corner.
When I paint these reproductions of artworks, there's always a deeper understanding of each piece - a valuable lesson every time.
From the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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