VLQ: Which Painting is by Picasso?

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Well, we know from the last post that the painting B, on the right, is ‘Guernica’ painted by Pablo Picasso in 1937. Who painted A, the one on the left? Here’s a better look…

 

First Communion: 1896, 118 x 166 cm
First Communion: 1896, 118 x 166 cm

Pablo Picasso painted ‘Première Communion’ in 1896 while attending the La Lonja School of Art in Barcelona, Spain. He was 15 years old at the time.

 

And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.
– Albrecht Dürer

Do you notice anything interesting about the proportions of the painting? 166 ÷ 118 = 1.41 or √2:1. We also know from the last post that the proportions of ‘Guernica’ are 1:√5. We will look at each of these paintings in more detail (Go here for more on ‘First Communion’). We just have one more question to answer from our Visual Literacy Quiz