About Pablo Picasso

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About Pablo Picasso

Born in Málaga, Spain, in 1881, Pablo Picasso, became one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century and the creator (with Georges Braque) of Cubism. A Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer, Picasso was considered radical in his work. After a long prolific career, he died on April 8, 1973, in Mougins, France. According to legend, his first words were "piz, piz," his childish attempt at saying "lápiz," the Spanish word for pencil. Picasso's father began teaching him to draw and paint when he was a child, and by the time he was 13 years old, his skill level had surpassed his father's.


1881- Birth1896 - Royal Academy of San Fernando, Madrid.1901-1904 - Blue Period1904-1906 - Rose Period1907- Break into Cubism1918-1927- Classical Period1927 - Surrealism1973 - died in Paris at age 91

Picasso was the co-founder of cubism with his friend and painter Georges Braque. In Cubist paintings, objects are broken apart and reassembled in an abstracted form, highlighting their composite geometric shapes and depicting them from multiple, simultaneous viewpoints in order to create physics-defying, collage-like effects.

Lasting Impact

For nearly 80 of his 91 years, Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that contributed significantly to—and paralleled the entire development of—modern art in the 20th century.

- Kelly, T. (2002). Pablo Picasso: breaking all the rules. Grosset & Dunlap - Pablo Picasso. Three Musicians. 1921. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA. Retrived from: Olga's Gallery http://www.abcgallery.com/P/picasso/picasso199.html


Pablo PicassoChild prodige



Video about "Girl Before a Mirror," by Pablo Picasso

"Old Guitarist" from the Blue Period 1901-1904

"Gertrude Stein" from the Rose Period 1904-1906

This drawing was made by fifth graders like us. Based on cubism.

Fun book about Picasso

Three Musicians features a harlequin, a pierrot, and a monk. These 3 characters are believed to represent Pablo Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Max Jacob, who were close friends of Picasso in the 1910s.

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