Monday, February 4, 2008

Obama : America's Pink Period

Obama paints Life as he sees the horizon.So,here d'apres Picasso: Voila,la Vie en Rose.Only dreamers make the world happy.

The Rose Period signifies the time when the style of Pablo Picasso's painting used cheerful orange and pink colours in contrast to the cool, somber tones of the previous Blue Period. It lasted from 1904 to 1906.[1] Picasso was happy in his relationship with Fernande Olivier whom he had met in 1904 and this has been suggested as one of the possible reasons he changed his style of painting. Harlequins, circus performers and clowns appear frequently in the Rose Period and will populate Picasso's paintings at various stages through the rest of his long career. The harlequin, a comedic character usually depicted in checkered patterned clothing, became a personal symbol for Picasso.
The Rose Period has been considered French influenced, while the Blue Period more Spanish influenced, although both styles emerged while Picasso was living in Paris.
Picasso's highest selling painting, Garçon à la pipe (Boy with a pipe) was painted during the Rose Period. Other Rose Period works include: Woman in a Chemise (Madeleine) (1904-05), Lady with a Fan (1905), Two Youths (1905), Harlequin Family (1905), Harlequin's Family With an Ape (1905), La famille de saltimbanques (1905), Boy with a Dog (1905), Nude Boy (1906), and The Girl with a Goat (1906).

The Rose Period was followed by Picasso's somewhat lesser known African influenced period where his cubism took form.

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