Kaleidoscope based on Self Portrait, 1907
by Pablo Picasso
Self Portrait, 1907 by Pablo Picasso.
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Pablo Picasso (1881
- 1973) was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. As one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art, he is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work.
Self Portrait. Throughout his long career Pablo
Picasso often used self-portraits to depict himself in the
many different guises, disguises and incarnations of his
autobiographical artistic persona.
Cubism was a 20th century avant-garde art movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, that revolutionized European painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in music and literature. In cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. Often the surfaces intersect at seemingly random angles, removing a coherent sense of depth. The background and object planes interpenetrate one another to create the shallow ambiguous space, one of cubism's distinct characteristics.