Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Y Picasso was the most famous artist of the 20th century. He was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. Picasso showed great talent at an early age. He loved to paint pictures of city life and was fascinated by the circus. He also enjoyed painting pictures of the day-to-day life of poor people in his neighbourhood and was also very poor himself. His father, Jose Ruiz Blasco, was a Castilian art teacher in Malaga and his mother, Maria Picasso, was an Andalusian of Majorcan origin. In 1896 Picasso entered the school of fine arts where his father was a professor.
In 1900, Picasso visited Paris, at the time the world's centre for art and literature, and became infatuated with ...

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1901 - "Young Art"), in Paris. On a second trip to Paris, in the summer of 1901, he exhibited his works at Ambroise Vollard's gallery in the Rue Lafitte and became good friends with the avant-garde poet Max Jacob. It was during this visit that he discovered Vincent Van Gogh, who inspired him to create "The absinthe Drinker" (1901, William Jaffe Collection, New York City) and also the "Dwarf Dancer".
Suddenly, the 20-year-old painter, who now signed himself "Picasso", his mother's maiden name, moved toward a symbolism of great anguish and misery, inspired by the French painter Maurice Denis and the Spanish painters Isidro Nonell Y Monturiol and El Greco. This was his Blue Period, so called because most of these paintings were dominated by various shades of blue. During this period, most of the paintings also display figures of tragedy.

In April of 1904, Picasso went to Paris and decided to stay there for good. It was there, in Paris, that he met Fernande Olivier who ...

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at Gosol, in Spain, in the summer of 1906, that he began to paint solid, distorted female nudes at there toilets, seen in "The Coiffure" (Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, New York City), "Nude on Red Background" (Louvre, Paris), and "La Toilette."

Suddenly, between the end of 1906 and the spring of 1907, Picasso painted a revolutionary and uncompleted work called: "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" which was an inspiration given to him by a Postimpressionist painter, Paul Cezanne.

After a brief "Negro Period" , Picasso painted landscapes and still lives (at La Rue-des-Bois, where he spent the summer of 1908) marked by the influence of Paul Cezanne. It was these landscapes and those ...

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