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The Flow of Consciousness of the Painting Master Picasso

  This is a group of extremely precious black-and-white photographic photos, which were taken by American photographer Duquesne. In the messy studio, an old man wearing shorts and shirtless, sitting in front of the easel, Shi Er painted with concentration, Shi Er fell into contemplation on his paintings, and the use of space, volume and lines fascinated him. In order to capture the gushing inspiration, he has no time to take into account the fear of old age, and he has no mind to pay attention to his clothes. . This old man is Pablo Picasso, the most creative and influential master of modern painting in the 20th century.
  
  Imprints of childhood
  
  His pupils are full of tenderness like a dove and wildness like a bull. When he was a child, Picasso’s home was facing the Plaza Merced. The square was full of plane trees, and hundreds of white pigeons made their homes on the trees. These pigeons accompanied Picasso every day and became his closest partner. The dove made Picasso form the most perceptual understanding of the world: peaceful, quiet and pure. The love of peace and the ardent pursuit of love, the image of the dove was buried in his heart and became a symbol of beautiful emotions, bringing comfort to Picasso.
  In his childhood, Picasso was very obsessed with Spanish bullfighting. The tragic life-and-death struggle in the arena and the roar of the bull gave Picasso the spirit of never admit defeat and challenge himself. When tenderness and fanaticism were mixed, the two contradictory personalities collided with Picasso, and he finally found an outlet, namely, painting.
  By chance, Picasso came to the Trocati History Museum, where there are masks made by black Africans, wooden barrels made by Indians, and wood carvings. With a strong impact, his soul was deeply shocked. Picasso used this inspiration to create the famous painting “Girls of Avignon”, creating a cubist painting style. He was not satisfied with the status quo. He turned his eyes to the world around him, and even found bronze, clay, cloth, rope, newspapers and other real materials to combine with three-dimensional graphics to form a collage. It is full of powerful visual impact. However, this still does not satisfy him. In his later years, Picasso still did not stop his pursuit of art, studied pottery art, sculpture art, and innovated in form and color… Picasso faced the unknown world, had the courage to explore, and still never gave up.
  
  True Heart
  
  Picasso ‘s name means discovery and creation. He believes that art is not to cater to the standard beauty, but to use its own intelligence and instinct to exclude the imagination of the standard. In Picasso’s paintings, there are many violations of the rules. For Picasso, painting is the accumulation of destruction. In his childhood, Picasso often had strange dreams, one by one, deformed people and animals floated around in the dream. When he grew up, these deformed dreams were hidden in his consciousness, which prompted him to break the harmonious and balanced composition structure of classical painting. , subverting the function of painting to replicate reality for thousands of years, he boldly deforms the objects under the brush, completely erasing the figurative traces. We have to open up the abstract symbols to open up Picasso’s inner world, including his longings, pains, and loves and hates, which are invisible to the naked eye, but can be felt and seen in the heart; a kind of Something that can be understood but cannot be expressed in words, but Picasso can make it subtly float on the picture. The great thing about Picasso is that he allows us to see a flow of consciousness through his paintings. Consciousness, with a strong personal touch, remains within the work of art, becomes its component, and cannot be replicated. What a profound and unfathomable spiritual space Picasso opened up with the help of psychological ideas! He warned people: Don’t believe too much in facts, because the facts are also lies, and perhaps only your heart is true! The
  
  vertical and horizontal time and space
  
  During the blue melancholy period, Picasso stretched the shape of the homeless person as much as possible. Poverty drained all the nutrients, leaving a thin body. When we are still immersed in the sorrow and pain of the oil painting “Guitar Veteran” At the same time, he suddenly brought us to the classical period again. Influenced by ancient Roman frescoes and ancient Greek sculptures, Picasso’s paintings are full of volume in composition, and the figures are extremely fat and calm like sculptures. When we were deeply moved by the quiet and solemn atmosphere in the painting “Sleeping Peasants”, we were surprised to see that the style of Picasso’s paintings had become cut pieces of gems, and the multi-space light and shadow effects were like ripples. Bright waves. When the dazzling light was still reflecting on us, we saw that Picasso was influenced by Greek mythology, and the half-human, half-human, half-human, half-goat form was full of primitive summons… Picasso said: “As far as I am concerned, There is no past or future in art. The art of the Greeks, Egyptians, and the great painters of the previous generation is not the art of the past, and perhaps it is far more alive today than in the past.” What is he thinking about? Native Africans The primitive sculptural art, Greek and Roman mythology, Freud’s psychoanalytic theory, none can escape his eyes, and there is no obvious insurmountable boundary between different arts. Picasso’s exploratory spirit of painting inspires us not only in art! He is not only a dynamic volcano, but also a gold mine with infinite energy!
  
  A cry of justice
  
  On April 26, 1937, in order to test the lethality of the new bomb, the Luftwaffe dispatched 43 fighter jets to bomb Picasso’s hometown of Guernica for 3 hours, killing 1,654 people. Facing the tragic destruction, Picasso could not restrain his anger. With the help of his lover Dora, Picasso created the large-scale oil painting “Guernica”. In the painting, there is no real depiction of the tragedy, but an unrestrained cubist approach, piecing together abstract symbols to create the effect of squeezing each other in space. A bull on the left looks indifferent, his tail burning like an angry flame; a woman is screaming hoarsely holding a dead baby; a fallen horse neighs in agony towards the sky, and the horse is lying down. A man who was torn to pieces was holding a sharp sword in his hand, next to the sword was a flower growing stubbornly upwards. Right above the painting, there is an eye-shaped sun with an electric light installed. The tragedies in the world have caused the sun to lose its heat and light, and it is necessary to use electric light to emit pale light. Isn’t this a great irony? A man who escaped from a burning house The woman, she has very long arms and holds a bright lamp in her hand, which indicates that the bright fire will never go out. On the far right, there is a square skylight above the house with dazzling light. A woman raised her hands and cried out in pain. In the dark night, the skylight is like a bright messenger with a smile of justice. Struggling will give birth to the light of hope. Picasso used black, white and grey to form tragic tones in this painting, expressing a strong indictment of violence. In 1937, “Guernica” was exhibited for the first time in Paris, causing a huge sensation, reaching a shocking effect that news and speeches could not achieve. Re-watching “Guernica” today, we seem to see hundreds of doves flying in the painting on the Plaza Merced in Picasso’s childhood…
  
  Original spirit
   
  Miller’s landscape paintings show peaceful rural life and devout religious feelings, and represent the harmonious and simple style of the times in the early 18th century; in the 19th century, the Impressionist painting style that emerged from Cézanne has shifted from focusing on changes in scenery. When it comes to integrating the natural world into one’s inner world, geometric lines create simplified outlines, which greatly broadens the space for thinking. In the 20th century, social turmoil, the impact of war, religious conflicts, and the threat of disasters led to the rise of philosophical thoughts. With the rise of Freud’s “psychoanalysis theory”, artists have paid attention to exploring the unexplored primitive psychology of human beings. And Picasso’s works just reflect the characteristics of this era. Primitive impulses, dreams, stream of consciousness, etc. are all lurking in Picasso’s paintings. He brings people into the subconscious realm without moral constraints, and constantly explores what is not in reality, but it is true All the subtlest experiences that exist within. Picasso used an irrational and illogical style of painting to express his feelings towards modern society and to express his emotions of compassion, fear and anxiety.
  In October 1971, in order to celebrate Picasso’s 90th birthday, the French government held an exhibition of Picasso’s works at the Louvre Museum in Paris. French President Pompidou cut the ribbon for the exhibition and delivered a speech: “Picasso is a volcano, no matter what. Whether he is painting a woman’s face or a harlequin, he is always full of youthful energy. Picasso is always as vibrant as the rising sun, and his brain is a fountain that never dies.” Picasso once Said: “I didn’t paint anything, I was just looking at the relationship between life and death.” Picasso saw his relatives and friends leave the world one by one, unconsciously falling into loss, but he was not afraid of death, he even felt that death is a kind of Mei, he was worried that he could not work for a long time and wasting precious time. In Picasso’s eyes, different houses are studios, and he is doing the same thing in different houses: painting, which is like a day for decades, and never stops working, from blue silk to gray hair. In Picasso’s view, Don’t rest a day, because rest means the end.
  On April 8, 1973, Picasso closed his eyes at the last moment before he stopped working and drew a happy ending to his life.
  Today, his works still lie quietly in art museums around the world, without words or sounds, but breathing. His shadow is everywhere, in the sculptures in the city, in the abstract painting art exhibition… He will never be alone… Today, the auction price of Picasso’s famous paintings is almost an astronomical figure. Although his paintings have artistic value, More importantly, his ingenious spirit has become the most valuable asset in the world. Behind every painting is a revelation: for this world, everything should be boldly created rather than repeated. The beauty that breaks the rules, challenges the established norms, and eliminates kitsch can be achieved. Although such a work of art is imperfect or even naive, as long as it has its own unique perspective, it has the value of existence!

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