Man In Prole In Peace (1950)

Pablo Picasso

Here the dove in flight holds a sprig of olive branch in its beak. The simple loop effect of the leaves cascades down to form the hair-line of a young man.

The olive tree has been a symbol of peace since biblical times. The dove popularised by Picasso as the modern symbol of peace with the motif on his poster for
The Paris Peace Congress of 1949.

see alsoWAR AND PEACE and BLUE DOVE

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