One of "the most important figure's in modern art" (Selfridge, 15) is a man by the name of Pablo Picasso. He has taken the world into many places and has enabled us to see many abstract creations through his artwork alone. (Selfridge, 20) Born on October 25, 1881, Picasso was a miracle right from the start. There were complications with birth and everyone was sure that he wasn't going to make it, but then Picasso's uncle, Salvador Ruiz, was able to make this tragedy a miracle. He "exhaled a puff of cigar smoke into the baby's nostrils and suddenly…, he joined the world of the living"(Selfridge, 23).
The formative years of his career ended in 1901 (Fandel, & Picasso, 2006). He continued depicting issues in the society but leaving out some aspects of it in his art. His art not only influenced other artists and sculptors but also writers and composers. Among his most significant contributions in art include the combined use of clippings and cloth that would later be known as collage (National Gallery of Art, 1997). In addition, he was among the most influential artists that adopted cubism.
His work is mostly famous with his Cubism events. As he enters its twenty-fifth year, Picasso changed his style of painting. It breaks down and reproduces objects in simple geometric shapes. Cézanne, African tribal art and Iberian sculpture would be the inspiration the painter when it turned to Cubism. (Picasso, P. (1970) With the Demoiselles d 'Avignon that this new style explodes in 1907.
Pablo Picasso was born in Spain to Jose Ruiz and Maria Picasso. He later adopted his mother’s more distinguished maiden name Picasso. Picasso was a child prodigy who was recognized as such by his art-teacher father who ably led him along. Picasso was taught for a few years and after he attended the Academy of fine art in Curna Spain where his father taught. Picasso’s early drawings such as, Study of A Torso, After A Plaster Cast (1894-1895 Musee Picasso, Paris, France) demonstrates the high level of technical proficiency he had accomplished by the age of 14 years old.
By Picasso 's early teen years his talent had exceeded his father 's. Picasso soon became well trained in classical methods after attending the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, Spain and the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. However, inspired by the unique individuals he observed while roaming the streets of Madrid, Picasso broke away from these classical methods and began a lifelong process of experimentation and innovation. Picasso went through several periods which he expressed in his artwork. Before the 1900s, most of his artwork was in its beginning stages as he just started painting with his father, but it gradually developed as his career as a painter begun.
One of the best known figures in 20th century art, his work is known all around the world and is some of the most popular art work today. Forefather of the Cubism movement, Picasso incorporated many styles into his work, and showed exceptional artistic talent from a young age. Picasso was very neutral during the wars that reigned while he lived, instead choosing to paint his distaste for what was happening. Picasso died in 1973 while his wife Jacqueline and he entertained guests at their chateau, but his daughter continues his legacy as a fashion design. The pieces I’ve chosen to look at are from different eras inside his cubism period.
Pablo Picasso was one of the most recognized and popular artist of all time. In Pablo’s paintings and other works of art, he would paint what he was passionate about and you can see his emotions take control throughout his paintings and other works of art. Pablo Picasso works of art include not only paintings but also prints, bronze sculptures, drawings, and ceramics. Picasso was one of the inventors of cubism. ” Les Demoiselles d'Avignon” is one of Picasso famous paintings; this is also one of Pablo’s first pieces of cubism.
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As a child Picasso was making drawings , not the drawings of a child would have but one a painter would have painted . When he was fifteen years old he would make oil portraits of his younger sister . He painted like a born painter . Then at age nineteen Picasso was off to Paris . Two months later he went back to Barcelona sold some paintings .