Picasso used a combination of traditional materials, such as oil paint, chalk and charcoal, with unusual materials, such as newspapers, sand and sawdust. In addition, he also used found objects, such as the seat and handlebars of a bicycle in his sculpture "Bull's Head."Continue Reading
Picasso liked to experiment with new materials and techniques in his artwork in order to challenge the status quo. For example, Picasso was one of the first artists to make a collage. His 1914 painting "Pipe, Glass, Bottle of Vieux Marc" combined traditional materials such as graphite, India ink and gouache with a piece of newspaper, which was glued to the canvas. Picasso and his contemporary, Braque, were both responsible for creating the modern idea of the collage.
Picasso's sculptures also used a large variety of materials. His early sculptures were modeled in clay and wax. He also used wood, ceramic, and bronze. In his 1914 sculptures "Glass of Absinthe," Picasso cast six bottles of Absinthe in bronze and decorated them with real spoons. Another unconventional sculpture is Picasso's "Guitar." This sculpture featured planes of sheet metal and metal wires. Sheet metal is a common material for buildings, but it was not commonly found in fine art and sculptures.Learn more about Fine Art
The artist Pablo Picasso, often referred to simply by his last name, was married twice. His first wife was a ballerina named Olga Khokhlova, and his second wife was an artist's model named Jacqueline Roque.Full Answer >
Salvador Dalí experimented with a range of different materials and mediums during his lifetime, including sculpture, printmaking, fashion and writing, but he is perhaps best remembered for his film and oil paint creations. When painting, he often began with a white primed wood panel, onto which he would draw outlines in pencil, ink or diluted black paint. He combined his paints with a natural resin like dammar of mastic, either by itself or together with linseed oil for greater fluidity or ease of application.Full Answer >
Pablo Picasso was an artist who became famous for his use of cubism and his modern approach to painting. Picasso's career spanned more than 70 years.Full Answer >
Pablo Picasso used common house paint for his artwork, according to LiveScience. Art historians had long thought that this was the case, but it wasn't until research was done at Argonne National Laboratory that they knew with certainty.Full Answer >