Get the Look | Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso spent most of his life painting and even from an early age, had a true natural gift for the arts. His work inspired millions, today being one of the greatest artists of all time. His dynamic, stylistic changes in his work over time made him appear as five different artists - each with their own unique works. Pablo Picasso was the father of the Cubism Movement and successfully deconstructed the human body into basic shapes.

His most famous works sparked a bit of controversy as well and while they are now highly revered and considered innovative for his time, it was a puzzler when it was created. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon was completed by Pablo in 1907 and was one that he spent months planning, perfecting, and practicing. The subjects of the work were five nude women from a brothel that were deconstructed into simple shapes. His use of shape, color, and form to create dynamic implied lines throughout the entire painting carries movement, allowing your eye to follow and move with the work. 




The inspiration carries on even today, and artists study Picasso’s work for hours, understanding every line and brush stroke. This style can be carried into the interior of homes. Using geometric shapes, bold use of color, and wood, you can create a home inspired by Pablo Picasso. Incorporate ideas from a Spanish style homes, like arched entranceways, principal windows, and narrow interior passageways.

Enjoy the use of tile work, and embrace terra cotta. Play with the use of metals in your space, such as iron. Use the bold color as an accent along with neutrals. Mix wood with iron and bold color. Blend Spanish style homes with the Cubist movement Pablo Picasso was the creator of and merge the old with the new. Pablo Picasso never feared the unknown, he learned on his own and forged his own path - and so can you!



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