Picasso on the one hand is a communist, a progressive figure, a prominent peace activist. And this was the highest degree of official recognition. And this is also true — Picasso is so strong, multifaceted and diverse that no modern artist can create without looking back at him or even equating him. They say that it can be read very clearly — the opposition between movement and immobility, strength and grace. It seems as if one can see the future cubism — indeed, the shapes of the figures are slightly simplified, brought almost to geometry. Plus, again, the contrast between two classic figures — the ball and the cube.
Description of the painting by Pablo Picasso “Girl on the ball”Description picture - Picasso Pablo
The most recognizable picture of the artist. In the early s, Pablo Picasso became interested in the circus Medrano. He was attracted by street harlequins, gymnasts and other circus people, whose life was free, full of specific romance. By the way, the master was not original, many artists of that period felt a weakness for circus coloring. The picture depicts a thin fragile girl, diligently trying to keep balance, standing on a small ball.
Today: After Picasso moved to Paris in his work acquired new figures, itinerant artistes, and with them came a new tonality of pictorial treatment, which gave the name to a whole stage in his development, the Rose Period An indisputable masterpiece of this period is the canvas Young Acrobat on a Ball , in which the depiction of travelling circus artistes acquires the nature of an allegory and goes far beyond the framework of the genre scene.
The year saw the final collapse of the blue pallet in I Picasso's work, as greys and then warm reds were gradually allowed to seep back into the range during the year. His repertoire of thin, gaunt female figures is joined by a troupe of other circus personalities. Fun and optimism, instead of melancholia and social alienation, return as subject matter, though depictions of entertainment are still moderated by the inherent social out-casting of the circus community.