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Peter Aspell

Define as the Blue Period (1901 to 1904), Picasso’s paintings were characterized by his monochromatic composition and symbols, reflecting his disillusionment following the suicide of his friend. In the subsequent Rose Period (1904 – 1906), Picasso embraced expressionist and post-impressionist styles and created his first clay sculpture, ‘Femme Assise’. His works during this period conveyed a romantic quality, marked by warm colours and pink hues. These periods were then followed by the African Period, Analytic and Synthetic Cubism, as well as Classic and Surrealist eras. By 1936, Mythological and Spanish themes dominated his art, eventually becoming symbols of the Spanish Civil War and Fascist atrocities.

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