Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Picasso and Matisse Comparison

In their time span Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse were very good painters and friends. Pablo Picasso was born on october 25th 1881 in Malaga Spain. On the other hand Henri Matisse was born on December 31st 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambr’esis, Nord. In this piece of writing I will be comparing and contrasting two paintings. The Weeping women and women with a hat.

In Henri Matisse’s painting (women with a hat) he has tried to used a new style of art called fauvism. New then but now a days it has been used a lot! In Pablo Picasso’s art work it evokes sadness with his wife crying during the war. Not much people liked it at the time but now it is much famous!

In both of the paintings the artists have used dark outlines and bright backgrounds.The bright colour yellow shades in the background of Pablo Picasso’s weeping woman with a brown coloured nose. Also green comes onto the canvas overrunning her body with a orange hat. Now to Henri Matisse’s lady with a hat. In his painting he has introduced mostly dark outlines on the lady. The background is an expression with a lot of different colours on the wall. Such as green,white, light pink and so on. So what I’m saying is that they are colourful.

Two different perspectives or angles were used in Picasso’s painting as in Henri Matisse’s it is based on one with the body of the woman. As I said earlier this is called cubism. Most of Picasso’s lines are straight and pointy (not detailed at all). In Henri Matisse’s painting it is more realistic and detailed. This is a new type of art called fauvism.

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