Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sitting for Picasso by k Madison Moore

Sitting for Picasso

14 x 18 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art - Masters Interiors Series

Sold - Commission

I painted a similar to this painting last year. With this one,
although it is the same theme I changed many of the elements, colors
details, and faces to make this an original as well. I like the way this one
 turned out.
Picasso had so many models for his works that I was inspired by
many of his paintings of them so thought it would be great to have
them sitting for him all in one painting! Fun to paint but who doesn't 
love Picasso!

Contact me if you are interested in a sold painting
and I can make yours an original too!

The Models of Picasso
The word "model" in this context has a variety of meanings. The concept of "model" encompasses the external person who is represented by the artist, as well as the internal, conscious and unconscious, past and present mental representations of other individuals and the work of other artists. In all of these meanings, the relationships of artist and model have been quite specific to the artist under consideration and the historical–cultural period. For Picasso, the relationship of artist and model was particularly intense, reflecting myriad aspects of his personality and artistic development. The theme of artist and model was the subject of many of his paintings and graphic works. We focus particularly on his use of harlequins, saltimbanques, and circus performers during his blue and rose periods. The change in predominant models and moods between periods is noted. Among the issues considered is the relevance of these models in this particular period. Why were they especially salient objects for identification and for his artistic identity? Identification with the model may represent or be linked to earlier identifications of adolescence and childhood. We discuss the implications of these portrayals for his object relationships and the magical power, possession, and control in the development of his art. The painting "The Family of Saltimbanques," his most ambitious work to date, the integration and culmination of this theme during this period, is of particular interest.

The Artist and his Models


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