Picasso is possibly the most recognized name in
Modern Art. He is considered the most prolific and inventive artist
of the 20th century. He became a successful poster artist producing
posters of great originality, some of them true masterpieces.
His posters are mainly aimed at exhibitions and political themes.
They are characterized by frugal colouring and the simple, schematic
style of drawing. Their conception was imaginative, full of good
humour, and with personal marks of his own. In recent years, the
collection of Picasso posters has been accentuated in view of
the recognition of the artistic quality and originality in design
with which he imbued his works. Various Museums in America and
Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, have been
forming valuable collections of his posters. His creativity characterized
him, making him one of the great geniuses of our time. Not unlike
Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso's turbulent personal life creates an
intriguing backdrop to his
immense body of work.
Pablo Picasso - Poster Gallery
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Lithographs from the "Affiches Originales" series. Printed
by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959.
Check out the other brilliant Artists in this series Matisse,
Dufy, and Miro.