Life - Pablo Picasso. 196.50x129.20
The work is recognized as a masterpiece of the blue period of the artist. It is known that the artist himself did not like this picture, considering it imperfect.
The plot of the work is complex and difficult to analyze. Most often, the work is interpreted very subjectively, projecting the biography data of the artist onto the image.
It is known that the suicide of a friend of the artist made a strong impression on the latter. The situation was complicated by the disorder and creative stagnation of the master.
The whole plot can be divided into four independent parts. The author tries to combine in one work such concepts as birth and death, love and loneliness. In addition to the complex plot, the author does not easily organize the work space itself. The three planes in which the plot of the work exists anticipate the delights of cubism that the great master will be carried away very soon.
The static and lifelessness of the figures, underlined by a cold blue tone, is striking. It is as if the artist depicts the world of the dead, giving his work a contradictory name to express his uneasy attitude to the world around him.
The atmosphere of eerie silence and static forces the audience to experience the state of uncertainty and sorrow that constituted the author’s worldview during the creation of the picture.