Mediterranean Landscape is the best example of Picasso’s landscape skills as well as being one of the best known Cubist paintings from an artist who helped to create this art movement in the 20th century. This article discusses the merits of Mediterranean Landscape and comments further on the life and career of Pablo Picasso.
This landscape features an impressive selection of colours that help to lift the landscape painting to match the beautiful colours of the scene that he was depicting. Indeed, colour selection was one of the key skills to this highly impressive Spanish artist. Aside from this, Picasso also was a talented sketcher, as seen in the simple drawings of Camel, Dog, Cat and Rooster that dominated a different period in his life. That series represents his drawing talents, whilst Mediterranean Landscape concentrates more on boldness of colour and cubist imagination. Three Musicians is a similarly popular painting that also follows the Cubist ideals which mark an influential period in Picasso’s life.
Conclusively, Picasso was not a landscape painter like Turner or Constable in that he devoted all his attentions to this style or that he did not find inspiration in other methods. Quite the contrary was in fact true, and this Landscape work marks just one approach of many that the artist used and developed over time as he confidently took on new artistic directions all the time, and positively set about consciously doing so. It is the selection of colour and popularity of Cubism that helps Mediterranean Landscape to remain one of the most reproduced of all Picasso paintings, normally as framed art print, poster or stretched canvas.