Pablo Picasso. Acrobat on a Ball, 1905

Acrobat on a Ball

Acrobat sur une boule

1905

Oil on canvas

147 x 95 cm

Moscow, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art

"Rose"  

Art critics always say about this painting: the lightness and flexibility of a young girl balancing on the ball is opposed to the massiveness and stability of the cube on which sits a giant athlete. It is also generally accepted that Picasso is mainly the master of shape; it is his main artistic interest and the most important task he resolves in his work. Therefore, it is especially interesting, when you know what this interest led to in his later works, to see how movingly and skillfully Picasso depicts ordinary things at the beginning of his career. Delicate pearl, pink and blue tones and new feeling of air and space make "Young Acrobat on a Ball" one of the masterpieces of the Rose Period.


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2010

#1. Javier, San Luis Potosi, México
18-12-2010

Es interesante la pintura, Acrobat on a ball", porque, Picasso simboliza los elementos de Platón. Tierra, aire, fuego, agua, son asociados por Platón con sólidos geométricos. Así, hexaedro, octaedro, tetraedro e icosaedro, respectivamente.

En Acrobat on a ball, Picasso toma los dos elementos extremos, tierra-hexaedro y agua-icosaedro. Son antagónicos por una cualidad que es la movilidad.

El hexaedro de séis caras, tiene menos movilidad que el icosaedro de veinte caras. Entonces, tierra es mas pesada y agua es mas ligera.

La coherencia del hexaedro en que se encuentra sentado el personaje robusto es precisamente lo pesado y de poca movilidad.

El personaje que se encuentra sobre la esfera, de pie, haciendo equilibrio, es coherente, por su poco peso, que lo hace mas ligero.

La esfera, no precisamente, tiene la forma del icosaedro, pero simboliza el agua, porque, la esfera es el planeta y el planeta es agua en su mayor formación. Entonces, simboliza el agua, elemento antagónico a la tierra.

El elemento tierra-hexaedro es pesado y el elemento agua-icosaedro es ligero, la diferencia entrambos es la movilidad.

javier slpméxico
18 December

#2. jack,
strength and stability vs lightness and agility
02 December



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