Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Born in Malaga, Spain the son of an artist, Jose
Ruiz Blanco. Picasso began drawing at an early
age and after his parents moved to Barcelona he
studied at the la Lonja Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1900 he held his first exhibition in
Barcelona and later that year he went to Paris
and finally settled there in 1904. His friends
included Max Jacob, Gertrude and Leo Stein and
1901-1904 saw Picasso develop the Blue Period
and in 1905 the Rose Period. His famous
painting, les Demoiselle's d'Avignon 1907
heralded the evolution of Cubism. During 1925
through to the 1930's Picasso developed a more
surrealistic style and he become interested in
The Spanish Civil War affected him deeply and
this is expressed in his painting Guernica.
After being exhibited at MOMA in NY the painting
was moved to The Prado in Madrid and then to the
Queen Sofia Art Centre.
Picasso's personal life was complex. He was a
sarcastic and difficult man whilst at the same
time his charm was legendary. Picasso's impact
on 20th Century Art is undisputed. He created
thousands of paintings, prints, sculptures and
ceramics over a 75 year period.
War and Peace
90 x 65 cm [35.4 x 25.6 "]
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Dance of Youth
90 x 70 cm [35.4 x 27.5 "]
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