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Adapted from the original drawing Blue Dove by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 18811973) our novelty foldout card presents a dove carrying an olive branch, both symbols of peace. Greeting: Peace.

15 die-cut cards and 15 envelopes per box. 6 1/4'' x 4 7/8''.

  • 15 die-cut cards and 15 envelopes per box
  • 6 1/4'' x 4 7/8''
  • Greeting: Peace

Art History

The artistic genius of Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 18811973) has impacted the development of modern and contemporary art with unparalleled magnitude. His prolific output includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets and costumes that convey myriad intellectual, political, social, and amorous messages. His creative styles transcend realism and abstraction, Cubism, Neoclassicism, Surrealism, and Expressionism. Born in Malaga, Spain, in 1881, Picasso studied art briefly in Madrid in 1897, then in Barcelona in 1899, where he became closely associated with a group of modernist poets, writers, and artists who gathered at the caf Els Quatre Gats (The Four Cats). Living intermittently in Paris and Spain until 1904, his work during these years suggests feelings of desolation and darkness inspired in part by the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas. Picasso's paintings from late 1901 to about the middle of 1904, referred to as his Blue Period, depict themes of poverty, loneliness, and despair.

Picasso moved to Paris in 1904 and settled in the artist quarter Bateau-Lavoir, where he lived among bohemian poets and writers such as Guillaume Apollinaire (18801918) and Max Jacob (18761944). During this period, categorically labeled his Rose Period, Picasso directed his attention toward more pleasant themes such as carnival performers, harlequins, and clowns. In Paris, he found dedicated patrons in American siblings Gertrude (18741946) and Leo (18721947) Stein, whose Saturday evening salons in their home at 27, rue des Fleurus was an incubator for modern artistic and intellectual thought. At the Steins he met other artists living and working in the citygenerally referred to as the "School of Paris"such as Henri Matisse (1869 1954). At this time, Picasso began experimenting with primitivism, influenced by a new fascination with pre-Roman Iberian sculpture and African and Oceanic art that signaled the nascent stages of Cubism.

The techniques of Analytic Cubism feature fragmentation of three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional picture plane, and were developed by Picasso and the French artist Georges Braque (18821963), who met in 1907. Picasso and Braque also included tactile components such as cloth in their Synthetic Cubist works, and sometimes used trompe-l'oeil effects to create the illusion of real objects and textures, such as the grain of wood.

After World War I, Picasso reverted to traditional styles, experimenting less with Cubism. In the early 1920s, he devised a unique variant of classicism using mythological images such as centaurs, minotaurs, nymphs, and fauns inspired by the classical world of Italy. Within this renewed expression, referred to as his Neoclassical Period, he created pictures dedicated to motherhood inspired by the birth of his son Paulo in 1921 (his first of four children by three women). Toward the end of the 1920s, Picasso drew on Surrealist imagery and techniques to make pictures of morphed and distorted figures. By the early 1930s, Picasso had turned to harmonious colors and sinuous contours that evoke an overall biomorphic sensuality. He painted scenes of women with drooping heads and striking voluptuousness with a renewed sense of optimism and liberty, probably inspired by his affair with a young woman (one of Picasso's numerous mistresses) named Marie-Thrse Walter (1909 1977).

Although still living in France in the 1930s, Picasso was deeply distraught over the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. He reacted with a powerfully emotive series of pictures, including the famous Guernica (1937) painted in a palette of gray tones with layers of antiwar symbolism protesting the fascist coup led by Generalissimo Francisco Franco.

From the late 1940s through the '60s, Picasso's creative energy never waned. Living in the south of France, he continued to paint, make ceramics, and experiment with printmaking. His international fame increased with large exhibitions in London, Venice, and Paris, as well as retrospectives in Tokyo in 1951, and Lyon, Rome, Milan, and So Paulo in 1953. Even into his eighties and nineties, Picasso produced an enormous number of works and reaped the financial benefits of his success, amassing a personal fortune and a superb collection of his own art, as well as works by other artists. He died in 1973, leaving an artistic legacy that continues to resonate today throughout the world.

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Description

Adapted from the original drawing Blue Dove by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 18811973) our novelty foldout card presents a dove carrying an olive branch, both symbols of peace. Greeting: Peace.

15 die-cut cards and 15 envelopes per box. 6 1/4'' x 4 7/8''.





  • 15 die-cut cards and 15 envelopes per box
  • 6 1/4'' x 4 7/8''
  • Greeting: Peace




Art History

The artistic genius of Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 18811973) has impacted the development of modern and contemporary art with unparalleled magnitude. His prolific output includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets and costumes that convey myriad intellectual, political, social, and amorous messages. His creative styles transcend realism and abstraction, Cubism, Neoclassicism, Surrealism, and Expressionism. Born in Malaga, Spain, in 1881, Picasso studied art briefly in Madrid in 1897, then in Barcelona in 1899, where he became closely associated with a group of modernist poets, writers, and artists who gathered at the caf Els Quatre Gats (The Four Cats). Living intermittently in Paris and Spain until 1904, his work during these years suggests feelings of desolation and darkness inspired in part by the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas. Picasso's paintings from late 1901 to about the middle of 1904, referred to as his Blue Period, depict themes of poverty, loneliness, and despair.

Picasso moved to Paris in 1904 and settled in the artist quarter Bateau-Lavoir, where he lived among bohemian poets and writers such as Guillaume Apollinaire (18801918) and Max Jacob (18761944). During this period, categorically labeled his Rose Period, Picasso directed his attention toward more pleasant themes such as carnival performers, harlequins, and clowns. In Paris, he found dedicated patrons in American siblings Gertrude (18741946) and Leo (18721947) Stein, whose Saturday evening salons in their home at 27, rue des Fleurus was an incubator for modern artistic and intellectual thought. At the Steins he met other artists living and working in the citygenerally referred to as the "School of Paris"such as Henri Matisse (1869 1954). At this time, Picasso began experimenting with primitivism, influenced by a new fascination with pre-Roman Iberian sculpture and African and Oceanic art that signaled the nascent stages of Cubism.

The techniques of Analytic Cubism feature fragmentation of three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional picture plane, and were developed by Picasso and the French artist Georges Braque (18821963), who met in 1907. Picasso and Braque also included tactile components such as cloth in their Synthetic Cubist works, and sometimes used trompe-l'oeil effects to create the illusion of real objects and textures, such as the grain of wood.

After World War I, Picasso reverted to traditional styles, experimenting less with Cubism. In the early 1920s, he devised a unique variant of classicism using mythological images such as centaurs, minotaurs, nymphs, and fauns inspired by the classical world of Italy. Within this renewed expression, referred to as his Neoclassical Period, he created pictures dedicated to motherhood inspired by the birth of his son Paulo in 1921 (his first of four children by three women). Toward the end of the 1920s, Picasso drew on Surrealist imagery and techniques to make pictures of morphed and distorted figures. By the early 1930s, Picasso had turned to harmonious colors and sinuous contours that evoke an overall biomorphic sensuality. He painted scenes of women with drooping heads and striking voluptuousness with a renewed sense of optimism and liberty, probably inspired by his affair with a young woman (one of Picasso's numerous mistresses) named Marie-Thrse Walter (1909 1977).

Although still living in France in the 1930s, Picasso was deeply distraught over the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. He reacted with a powerfully emotive series of pictures, including the famous Guernica (1937) painted in a palette of gray tones with layers of antiwar symbolism protesting the fascist coup led by Generalissimo Francisco Franco.

From the late 1940s through the '60s, Picasso's creative energy never waned. Living in the south of France, he continued to paint, make ceramics, and experiment with printmaking. His international fame increased with large exhibitions in London, Venice, and Paris, as well as retrospectives in Tokyo in 1951, and Lyon, Rome, Milan, and So Paulo in 1953. Even into his eighties and nineties, Picasso produced an enormous number of works and reaped the financial benefits of his success, amassing a personal fortune and a superb collection of his own art, as well as works by other artists. He died in 1973, leaving an artistic legacy that continues to resonate today throughout the world.



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