Tag: Destination Catalonia

Picasso’s Horses


Here are a few of many of Picasso’s horse drawings & paintings.  There are many great Picasso horse drawings from 1936 & 1937 when he was doing studies for Guernica. The bottom right piece Tete de Cheva was actually stolen from a Swiss museum in 2008. Picasso seems to be very popular with art stealing criminal crowd. Darn Peirce Brosnan –  making stealing artwork seem so appealing (if you’ve ever seen The Thomas Crown Affair).


Tea’s Caballo Graphic Tee and Picasso’s Horse Study V

The Online Picasso Project is a great place to explore some of Picasso’s lesser known works and see many of his studies.

p.s. one last great horse drawing that I can only find here.

What is Cubism?


Cubism is modern art movement where artists represent the “total experience’ by showing multiple views simultaneously on the same canvas.  Objects are broken down, analyzed and reassembled.  Distinct characteristics of cubism include fragmented, geometric shapes, lack of depth, and multple viewpoints. Cubism revolutionized modern art and paved the way for many modern art movements.


Analytical Cubism (above): monochromatic muted color, overlapping planes, no distinct edges


Synthetic Cubism (above): collages, physical materials, more color, assemblage

Time Period: 1907-1921

Founders: Pablo Picasso and George Braque

Other Important Artists: Juan Gris, Fernand Leger, Roger de la Fresnaye

Media: Sculpture and Painting

Influences: Paul Cezanne, Pointillism, African Art and Masks

images:  Olga’s Gallery