About Picasso Handbag Hook – Dove of Peace (1949)
This Picasso Handbag Hook is a representation of the Dove of Peace. With Guernica hailed as one of the world’s most moving anti-war paintings, Picasso was invited to design an image to represent peace. Picasso’s first Dove of Peace, chosen as the emblem for the First International Peace Conference in Paris in 1949, was a traditional, realistic picture of a pigeon which had been given to him by his great friend and rival, the French artist Henri Matisse. Picasso later developed this image into a simple, graphic line drawing that is one of the world’s most recognisable symbols of peace. He also named his fourth child ‘Paloma’, the Spanish word for ‘dove’. More details about Picasso Handbag Hook – Dove of Peace (1949):
- Dimensions: Box- 3 x 3 Inches, Hook: 2 Inches Diameter
- Weight: 1.7 Oz
- Color: Black and White
- © Succession Picasso 2007
About Pablo Picasso
- Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist born in Malaga on October 25, 1881, died April 8, 1973 in Mougins, buried in the park of Château de Vauvenargues, Bouches du Rhône. He is best known for his paintings, and is one of the major artists of the twentieth century. He is, with Georges Braque, the founder of the cubist movement. Pablo Picasso (1916) His full name was Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispin Crispiniano of the Sentissima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso. Picasso’s father, Don José Ruiz y Blanco, was a painter and professor of drawing at the Malaga School called “San Telmo”. He is also a curator of the Municipal Museum, coming from a well-known old family in the province of Leon, in the north-west of Spain. Picasso’s mother, Dona Maria is originally from Andalusia and has Arab origins.Picasso started painting from an early age and made his first paintings at eight years old. In 1896 he entered the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. Signing first of his father’s name, Ruiz Blanco, he finally chose to use his mother’s name, Picasso, from 1901 onwards.The blue period corresponds to the years 1901-1903. It takes its name from the fact that the blue is the dominant shade of his paintings at this time, which began with the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas which explains why it is marked by the themes of death, old age and of poverty.From 1904, he moved to Paris, the Bateau-Lavoir. He meets his first wife: Fernande Olivier. This is the beginning of the pink period. As before, it is the use of the dominant pink tones which explains this denomination. The topics discussed remain melancholy and dominated by feelings; there are also many references to the circus world. During this period, Picasso favored work on lines, drawing, rather than color.From 1906 to 1914, he directed with Georges Braque paintings that will be called cubists. They are characterized by a research on geometry and represented forms: all objects are divided and reduced into simple geometric shapes, often squares. This means in fact that an object is not represented as it appears visibly, but by codes corresponding to its known reality. The same character will for example be represented both in profile and face. Subsequently, the paintings became collages, integrating various kinds of materials (fabric, cardboard …).Picasso then returns for a few years to figurative, including family portraits. In the 1920s, he moved closer to the surrealist movement. The bodies represented are misshapen, dislocated, monstrous. Following the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War in 1937, Picasso made one of his most famous works, also known as Guernica. It symbolizes all the horror of the war and the anger felt by Picasso at the death of many innocent victims.Very opposed to the war, he paints the famous Dove of peace. During the war, in April 1940, he applied to the French administration for naturalization. But French citizenship is denied, despite decades of residence in France. On the faith, in particular, a sheet of General Information that describes him as “an anarchist considered suspicious from the national point of view” and as “a so-called modern painter.”He joined the Communist Party in 1944. After the end of the Second World War, his paintings become more optimistic, more cheerful, showing, as indicated by the title of a painting from 1945, the joy of living he feels then.