Pablo Picasso

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Date of Birth October 25, 1881
Place of Birth Malaga, Spain
Date of Death Apr 8, 1973 (91)
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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, and Guernica, a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by German and Italian air forces during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas.

Born: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispín Crispiniano María Remedios de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso, October 25, 1881, Málaga, Spain
Died: April 8, 1973, Mougins, France
Resting place: Château of Vauvenargues
Nationality: Spanish
Education: José Ruiz y Blasco (father), Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Known for: Painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, stage design, writing
Notable work: La Vie (1903), Family of Saltimbanques (1905), Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1910), Girl before a Mirror (1932), Le Rêve (1932), Guernica (1937), The Weeping Woman (1937), Massacre in Korea (1951)
Movement: Cubism, Surrealism
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About Pablo Picasso

20th-century painter and sculptor who co-founded the Cubist movement and co-invented several new styles of art, including constructed sculpture, collage, and the plastic arts.

Pablo Picasso Before Fame

He displayed an artistic talent for realism during his youth, but his style changed in the early 1900s, leading him to create cubist works such as Les Demoiselles d'Avignon in 1907 and Guernica in 1937.

Achievement of Pablo Picasso

His artistic life was divided into several periods: the Blue Period from 1901 until 1904; the Rose Period from 1904 until 1906; the African-influenced Period from 1907 until 1909; Analytic Cubism from 1909 until 1912; and Synthetic Cubism from 1912 until 1919.

Pablo Picasso Family Life

His name on his baptism certificate reads: Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santasima Trinidad and was intended to honor several family members as well as patron saints. He was involved with many different women over the course of his life and was the father of four children: Paulo, Maya, Claude and Paloma Picasso.

Associations of Pablo Picasso

He and printmaker Henri Matisse had an intensely competitive friendship during the 20th century.

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