Pablo Picasso And His Role In The Creation Of Cubism

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Born Pablo Ruiz, more famously known as Pablo Picasso, who was most known for his role in the creation of cubism, was born on October 25th, 1881 and died on April 8th 1973. Picasso was born into his father’s last name of Ruiz which latter in his life he felt was too common prompting him to use his more unique mother’s maiden name, Picasso. Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life living in France with wealth and fame. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, Picasso is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the co-invention of collage, and for many other styles that he helped develop and explore. Some of his most famous works are the “Proto-Cubist…show more content…
His parents Don José Ruiz y Blasco and María Picasso y López, embraced his artistic abilities from a very young age, probably due to the fact his father was a painter who in naturalistic depictions of birds and other wildlife. Most Picasso’s father’s life, he was a professor of art at the School of Crafts and a curator of a local museum. From birth, Picasso was inspired to draw but starting at age seven he started to receive formal art training from his father. It is rumored Picasso could draw even before he could speak and when he did speak the first word spoken by Picasso according to his mother was piz, piz which is the truncated version of the Spanish word for pencil. Early off in his life he experienced tragedy in the form of the death of his sister caused by diphtheria in 1895, when she was only seven. After his sister’s death, Picasso and his family moved to Barcelona, Spain. His father worked at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts. With his father’s connections at Barcelona’s School of Fine Art, Picasso at the young age of 13 took the entrance exam and was accepted into the school’s advanced class within a week; a process that would typically take month to complete. At age sixteen, his father decided to send him off to Royal Academy in Madrid. Soon after he began classes, he quit and moved between Paris and Spain. During this time Picasso was living in extreme poverty. At this point around 1904 Picasso starts to experiment in different styles. While in Paris Picasso meets Braques who becomes a lifelong friend, inspiration and rival. This friendship with Braques inspired one of Picassos most famous paintings, “La demoiselle d Avignon”. This painting introduces Picasso and Braques new movement. This is the birth of Cubism. Picasso also began to create art with non-traditional materials using collage, fabrics, and newspapers. In 1918, Picasso married Olga Khokhlova. At this point of his life, with the success of his

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