Pablo Picasso


was born in Malaga, Spain in 1881 and he died in France in 1973. Picasso's father was an art teacher in a local school. He wanted Picasso to become a great artist some day. Picasso's painting style changed more over the period of his life than any other great artist. He was always trying new and different things.
When his best friend died, Picasso felt alone and sad and all of his paintings during this period contained lots of blue. This was called the Blue Period. Picasso explained the Blue Period by the fact that Prussian blue was the cheapest color that there was. He was indeed extremely poor at this time. Picasso's most important work of his Blue Period was La Vie (Couple Nu ...

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in his earlier works.
Picasso then developed a cubism style of painting. This means that Picasso painted people and things very different than how they really looked. He painted people who had eyes and noses in the wrong places. Picasso's father even thought that his paintings were too strange. During 1915m, Picasso began to return to realism in a series of portrait drawings, although he began to work simultaneously on Cubism.
He was a great painter, but he was good at other things too. He made sculptures, prints, drawings, dishes and bowls, and even costumes and scenery for plays. When Picasso died in 1973, more of his paintings were appearing in more museums than ever before. Picasso lived to be 92 years old.
Even though Picasso was from Spain, he would not like to paint people of Spanish descent. He thought that people of Spanish descent were inferior to those who were not of Spanish descent. Picasso didn't like to use male models in his paintings because his ...

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