Compare these two paintings?

Pablo Picasso, (The Old Guitarist)

Vincent Van Gogh, (Starry Night)

What do you think about these pictures?

I have to write a 6 page paper on these two on how they are alike and different. I just need some ideas. Any ideas are appreciated, Thanks. :)

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The suggestions given by "jgilbert" are good... and If I were doing such a paper I would include those things.

    But I think my approach would be centered around the idea that Van Gogh's work was created in a short, intensively productive period [about 6 years] and Picasso was very productive over a long and full lifetime.

    While neither was perfect as men or artists... their lives became one with their work [in different ways... In what ways?]]

    Picasso had formal training and Van Gogh had much less formal training... how does that translate in their work. [Van Gogh worked for a period of time selling art in a gallery... did that influence his work? and his brother worked in the same gallery.]

    lots of good materials out there on both artists:

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  • 1 decade ago

    well i favor the van gogh painting but i think thats because I grew up with it, but the picasso i didn't really see it until a year or so ago.

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. the brush marks are differnt

    2. styles of painting is different

    3. is there a function for this paintings

    4. color what does the color have to say about the painting , why is there yellow in starry night

    5 what do they say about culture was the painter mad as in crazy if so why

    Source(s): picasso and van gogh
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There have been two types of artist thoughout history; the draftsman (one who draws well) and the painter. These two artists are very good examples of each; Picasso being the one who draws well and VanGogh being the painter. This fact is evident in these two works.

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