From a young age, the little boy Pablo began to draw some details on his father’s paintings, and a year later he wrote a more adult work entitled “Picador”.
Further, the formation of Picasso as an artist was swift. After graduating brilliantly from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, he arrives in Paris and visits various exhibitions and museums almost daily, studying the canvases of the great Velazquez, El Greco and Goya. An important role in his work was played by great interest in the works of Delacroix, Van Gogh and Gauguin. Having experienced the influence of impressionism, by the age of 20 he has acquired an individual style of writing, and Paris is so impressive that in 1904 he moved here forever.
At the end of 1901, Pablo turns into a new gamut of painting - cyan and cold blue tones. Upon returning to Barcelona, the blue period of the artist begins, and he writes his main masterpieces.
In the paintings of the “blue” period, accents of blue and its shades prevail. However, this is not the only feature of his work. At this time, the artist’s personality is most clearly expressed. If the traces of post-impressionism and impressionism, as well as academism were traced in the first canvases, then in subsequent works they are fundamentally new in genre. The image is already more clearly expressed, everything superfluous has been removed from the composition, and only the main thing remains, which the author's intention reveals, conveying its emotional state.
The painting “Gourmet” depicts a sad child, possibly from a poor family, who eats up the last drop of stew and a small piece of bread. In addition to these dishes, apparently, he has nothing to eat.
In the paintings of the "blue period" the artist quite clearly expresses the themes of old age, death, poverty and melancholy. Sorrow is the proprietary link of this period. He portrays saddened and suffering people.
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