Description of the painting by Pablo Picasso “Acrobat”

Description of the painting by Pablo Picasso Acrobat

The canvas, which at first glance is slightly surprising and takes a bewilderment from the fact that you do not know what exactly you can or should talk about here. The strange and unnatural figure of the acrobat causes bewilderment and rejection. But then, when the first negative emotions begin to dissipate, then you begin to understand what the canvas is about.

The figure is really strange and clearly captured during the actual work of the acrobat: either somersaults or some kind of flip…

It is not clear just what exactly we wanted to say with this, one might say, portrait, Picasso. And if you cannot understand him, then you need to turn on your imagination or fantasy, or both at once…

But if you imagine that this is not an acrobat, but a simple person whom fate has broken. From all hardships, problems and troubles, he broke down and turned into nothing or something incomprehensible. As a result, we face the tragedy of man. And considering that it was written in 1930, you can imagine what exactly the artist wanted to say with this canvas.

In Europe, there was a breakdown of nations, something obviously dangerous and unpleasant was felt in the air. Slowly something negative was brewing, and Picasso, by the way, was very loyal to Soviet Russia. For some time he was sure that the same could come in Europe, but later he would understand how right he was, depicting an acrobat in this ridiculous pose. Later in 1939, the Second World War will begin. And this is breaking, breaking whole nations, this is a new turn of history, which did not promise anything good. Years later, Picasso is precisely why he speaks about the painting as a canvas with a sad beginning.

But fantasy can lead to another solution: he just wanted to portray what it was like to be an acrobat in a circus and how difficult it should be to be. And this, incidentally, will also be true, since the Europeans are holding this particular version when retelling the web.

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