Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Three Musicians" Pablo Picasso

Picasso developed a beautiful abstract scene of three musicians performing a musical piece. The artist uses bright, beautiful colors to express the harmony and the joyful music notes being played. The art work is composed of forms build up together similar to the concept of Cubism and gives the impression of a system of interlocking puzzle pieces. It is also rich in color and texture. The painting reminds of a classic theme taken from the iconography of the commedia dell'arte as mentioned in the book. On the left side, Pierrot plays a woodwind, a harlequin plays the guitar in the center, and a monk sings from a music sheet on his lap.

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