Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso
Pablo Diego Jose Santiago Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno
Crispin Cripiano de los Remedios Cipriano de Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Blasco y

Picasso Lopez, or more commonly known as Pablo Picasso, the twenteith

century?s most famous artist. He created more than twenty thousand paintings.

Of his most famous artworks are " Guernica", Les Demoiselles d? Avignon",

and his many, many cubist style paintings that he created.
At the age of twenty,

he began to sign his paintings with just his mother?s maiden name of Picasso. In

the fall of 1901 he begins the Blue Period until he begins painting with more red

colors in 1904 which is the start of the Rose Period. In the winter of 1908 he and

Georges Braque become close friends and his work with analytical cubism

turns into synthetic cubism. Picasso also began, as a section of cubism, to add bits

of string and other materials to his work. By doing so, he was the inventor of the

modern day collage. He also made his first important sale of art to Ambroise Vollard,

who he also painted a portrait of in a cubism style. In 1906 he began to paint in the

style of cubism that changed the entire form of modern art. He was merely 26

years old at the time.

Pablo Picasso was born on the twenty-fifth of May, in October of 1881.

He was born and raised in Malaga, Spain. He also had two sisters, Lola and

Conchita. Conchita died when she was eight. His father was also an artist, and as Pablo

grew up, he saw a prodigious amount of talent in Pablo. Not soon after, he began

teaching Pablo all he knew about art and painting. At the age of ten, his family

moved to northern Spain and he took an entrance examination for the Instituto de Guarda.

He is one of the very few to have finished within 1 day, further proving his abilities. He

studied at the Institute for 2 years before his family moved to Barcelona. There, he took

classes at La Lonja and The Barcelona Academy of Art. After that he went to the

Royal Academy in Madrid, but only finished one year of study there. As his life

progressed he moved to Paris, France, where many of the most renowned

artists, authors and sculptors lived. During his life Picasso held

many mistresses. He married two of them and had four separate children

with four other women. It was not odd to see him with another woman

including his significant other because he hated to be alone; he dated many women

because of this small character flaw.

Pablo Picasso left this world leaving a great amount of knowledge about art. Even

though most of the world protested his radical ideas at first, he invented many different

techniques and ideas to add to the ever-elusive art world. At the age of ninety-one,

he passed away of heart failure. He died on April 8, 1973. He is buried in

Notre Dame de Vie in Mougin, France.

Pablo Picasso 9.4 of 10 on the basis of 1900 Review.