The essay "The Wonder of Art by Pablo Picasso" investigates the creator of Cubism, Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. As for his personal background, “Picasso, Pablo (Ruiz y) (1881-1973) Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century and the creator (with Georges Braque) of Cubism. For nearly 80 of his 91 years Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that contributed significantly to and paralleled the whole development of modern art in the 20th century”. To observe the painting, it appears that Picasso used oil for this specific work, in that the color holds a different visual presence than that of acrylic, or watercolor. The image is of a dwelling of some sort, that is located in a garden. This observation can not only be garnered through reading the title of Picasso's work, but also looking deep into the canvas itself. By using different shades of green, Picasso seeks to show the deep variations of lush green landscape that lie within a garden. As for the house, that is alluded to by seeing the v-shaped structure and the presence of another structure above it, with this one having a roof on top of it. The lines within the artwork are curvy to show the distinct shape of the tree in the left hand side, the landscape below and the shrubs surrounding the house. To signify the house, the lines are more restricted and concise to show the continuity. The shapes that are to been seen would be of green leaves.
The lighter bit of color in the top serves to show that the time of day would be dusk, close to sun down. The color of the sky is not bright, but rather tempered down to where it is not bright blue, but also not blackened by the night sky as of yet.
There are complimentary colors used throughout the piece of artwork. Those colors are dark/light greens, browns, as well as black and cremes. The use of two different types of greens, is meant to show the changing variation that occurs within the garden and those things that live in it. The same bodes true for the differing shades of brown seen in the tree. The creme is shown to give a glimpse of, not just the sky itself at dusk, but also the structures within the garden. The black is meant to give differentiation between the structure itself and the roof that sits on top of it. It's also added to give a sense of shadowing to the domicile, further giving it dimension.
The texture of the paint is applied very smoothly when it comes to showing the flow of the house, as well as what appears to be a fence below it. The paint application becomes more curved to show the shapes of the greenery surrounding the house and the tree inside the garden.
The space of the work is very tightly held. The canvas is utilized completely by the artists rendering of a house that he saw within a garden. With size, the art looks to be used on a canvas that would have been approximately 16 inches x 20 inches in size. The placement of the house looks to be distorted in that its raised higher above the horizon line. This distortion is alluded to without seeing any form of ground below the structure itself.
The emphasis is given to the richness of gardens and the things that reside