The painting “The Weeping Woman”, by Pablo Picasso, has been the one that I have most influenced my own work and thought process. Picasso is someone I have studied all my life and who has had a great influence on many. Picasso used many styles and techniques throughout his life, but “The Weeping Woman”, with its abstract nature and deep meaning is what I find most inspiring.

After the Spanish War, Picasso began to see more of his wife’s emotions. To express his wife’s extreme depression, he created a cubical image that looked like her. Picasso was a seminal Spanish artist who pioneered cubism. His 1937 painting, located in France, furthered the art form for his time. The information is relevant to the content. The title “The Wailing Woman” is a reference to Picasso’s weeping, depressed wife. The painting depicts Picasso’s view on his wife’s difficult life, as seen by him. This allows an interpreter to experience the world through Picasso. The silent protest that the painting made against the bombings of Guernica was its deepest meaning. The pain of his wife is shown through a lens everyone can feel. This painting is emphasized by the woman’s eyes as well as her cheeks. A single tear angled at an angle is what really attracts the viewers attention. Picasso wanted to create a sad image, so he added a lot of emphasis that goes beyond cubism. Cubism may not be realistic, but its meaning is.

It is subjective in that it does not focus on the foreground or background, but only a closeup shot of a woman with a bright, faint background. In the areas of color, there are unique hues, like the hat of the woman in the background and the dress of the woman in the foreground. But, the focal point of the painting lies in the center and is dominated by cubism. The image is arranged in a cubist style, which combines every facet of a woman and any possible recognition in an incredibly bright style. The woman’s dress or hair are all dark, but the main focus of the image is a vibrant and bright style. Each description will have a different form of the art work as it is abstract. Picasso’s large artwork uses vibrant colors in the center and darker shades around the details. This is to bring attention to the sad scenes depicted. The painting contains many shapes including triangles. octagons. squares. The flat surface creates an illusion of two-dimensionality, with the shapes falling down to form a cube masterpiece. The textures of thick, flat, and sharp are all present in the painting. These textures change from one side to another, from smooth to sharp to thick.

Picasso used different colors and brushes to achieve the cubic style that he desired. This painting has a very sad, sorrowful mood. It can be interpreted in many ways. Picasso used medium colors, cubic technique and a blue center to highlight the depression period of Picasso’s paintings. This painting has influenced me because Picasso’s realistic meanings and style create a vibrant mix of feelings in the interpreter. His artwork communicates ideas and thoughts in different ways, and I believe that this has influenced me to a great extent. Picasso taught me how to paint moods, settings and emotions better than before. This painting was the one that inspired me.

Picasso’s works have influenced many people and he was one of those most influential artists in the 1900s. The moods that his paintings created inspired me and I felt compelled to create work that expressed my emotions and feelings. The art of that time would have been very different if this piece did not show such sadness and depression.


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    Benjamin Chambers is an educator and blogger who focuses on using technology in the classroom. He has written for sites like The Huffington Post and The EdTech Digest, and has been featured in outlets like Forbes and The New York Times. Chambers' work has helped him to develop a following of educators and students who appreciate his down-to-earth approach to learning technology.