Grief in the practice of creativity is the unique seedbed of energy. This power gives uninterrupted expression to creative thinking. Grief sometimes changes the language and attitude of creativity. Grief in Rabindra’s life or grief in Nazrul’s life has brought a new dimension to their creativity.
Painting is much more aesthetic and eloquent than mourning literature. The inherent instability and grief became alive and flowing in the painting. The world’s most influential painter Pablo Picasso’s paintings are mourned by the bugle of sadness, in the shelter of blue.
Blue is the color of heaven. Blue is also the color of sadness. The shadow of this blue sadness came down from heaven as if on his mind. Pablo Rouge Picasso, one of the influential nineteenth-century Spanish painters and one of the creators of cube painting, drowned in blue depression after the death of his friend Casagema.
At this time, the poet Picasso chose the shelter of the blue to express his pain and depression. For those who work on ocean-going ships, there is a fancy custom. If a captain or crew member dies while sailing on a ship, the ship has to fly a blue flag.
That is, there is grief in the blue. When carbon monoxide in the blood increases, the blood turns blue. Blue blood seems to be sad with grief for ages. Picasso, a talented cube painter, was deeply saddened by the death of his friend.
From 1910 to 1904, Picasso was engulfed in blue depression due to the ruthless departure of the introvert. This intense pain of his began to be printed one by one in the extraordinary paintings of the blue episode.
But his mother told him to join the army. If Picasso had joined the army, he would have been a general. Or if he had taken the spiritual path, he could have been pope. But Picasso, who was handcuffed to his father, is walking along the highway of his paintbrush.
His path has proved him to be a traveler of the right path. Despite being drenched in blue depression, the pictures of Picasso’s blue season have become the best in the world. Notable among the images in this episode are The Old Guitarist, The Woman with Folded Hands, The Greedy Child, The Beer Glass, The Blue Room, etc.
The Blindman’s Mill is a unique picture of this Blue Period, the back of which is filled with emptiness, depressed in blue. The blind man is lonely, poor and helpless.
The blind man sitting with food seems to be tired, exhausted as he drags through a painful life. It is as if Picasso’s own symbolic form reveals the loneliness and anguish inherent in him. Usually the pictures of the blue episode are painted as a single painting of old, blind, poor, prostitute, greedy, indigent, diseased, clich,, beggar, which has become an epic in the true sense of the blue story of the deep suffering of life.
After Jesus was crucified, his followers began to practice some religious reforms. One of these reforms was the eating of bread and wine. According to Jesus’ instructions, after the crucifixion, the disciples had dinner together in his memory.
The bread is the symbol of his body and the wine in the cup is the symbol of the blood of Jesus. This reform is reflected in the painting of that blue period called ‘The Blindman’s Mill’. The blind man was eating bread in his left hand and a glass of wine in his right hand. The blind man is a biblical symbol that believes in the revelation of God’s greatness spiritually.
The dog guarding the blind man who is eating is a symbol of safety. The picture of the blind man who is eating is actually a spiritual picture that reports the depressed Picasso’s attempt at self-liberation.
The people of the world are just spiritual beggars. To find the path of self-liberation, the blind artist has taken refuge in the spiritual embodiment symbol in depression. Picasso’s paintings are not ordinary figures, they are each a pillar of myth and history. In the meantime,
Picasso has become eloquent. The message of sadness has spread worldwide in Picasso’s paintings of the blue episode. The blue obsession in the image of the cube artists is like the myth of the pain of the clouds that turned blue with the tears of Devaraja Zeus.
Food sometimes fills the stomach, food sometimes enhances the fullness of the soul. Picasso symbolizes the food of the blind man, not his worldly hunger but his desire for deliverance from the Savior.
The provision of bread and drink in the pursuit of liberation in the afterlife reveals Picasso’s intentions of emancipation. Physically weak and awkward. Inherent in this is his disability and incapacity.
The ratio of the bread in his two long and wide hands and the bread in his left hand is just saying that a little bread is not enough to satisfy the true hunger of this man.
To get rid of the depths that saddened Pablo Picasso with the untimely suicide of his friend Casagema was not only spiritual refuge but also human attachment. Picasso, however, later recovered from his own depression and descended from the abyss of blue to the Rose Period, which enriched him to acquire a variety of colors.
Picasso is an artist as well as an art philosopher. Depression and aesthetic protest have emerged in his art philosophy in extreme form. Picasso of the Blue Period is, for the most part, a creative cuneiform artist with a unique identity.
The poet, who was born in 1881, bid farewell to the gloomy world on October 25, 1973, with the impact of the painful blue. Before leaving, Pablo Ruiz Picasso, who became a painter without the consent of his mother, saved the minds of the people of the world with his unique paintings.