The Lovers

The Lovers

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11” x 14”

Marker on paper

The Lovers

2020

Pablo Picasso- The Lovers

 

“The Lovers is an oil painting of a young couple done by Pablo Picasso during his neoclassical period in 1923 in Paris, France. In the period after the upheaval of World War I, several artists in Europe started producing works in a neoclassical style. The press made Cubism sound destructive and inherently German in the period during and after World War I.[1] This led to a “return to order” which was a part of a reaction “against the excesses and violent originalities of prewar movements such as cubism, expressionism and primitivism.”[2] Picasso also visited Pompeii and the museums of classical art in Naples and Rome during his Italian trip in 1917 and what he saw affected his art.[3] This visit to Italy and then his marriage to the Russian ballerina Olga Kokhlova, who belonged to an elite social class, provided Picasso the “immediate stimulus” for painting classical subjects using classical techniques.[4] The Lovers portrays a relationship, a very classical theme, by showing a young couple embracing. Picasso uses several artistic techniques to demonstrate the harmony in the painting.