PABLO PICASSO. My name is Pablo Picasso. I was born in the Spanish town of Málaga in 1881. Ever since I was a boy, I liked to paint. My father was a painter and Art Teacher.
PABLO PICASSO. My first drawings were of bulls and doves. I did them when I was just 9 years old. A child with a dove.
PABLO PICASSO. My father passed on to me his love of doves and bulls.
PABLO PICASSO. I studied arts at La Coruña, Barcelona and Madrid. But academic studies never excited me... My dream was to visit Paris.
PARIS IN BLUE AND PINK. I arrived in Paris in 1900. There I set about discovering the artistic movements of the period. There was so much to learn!!!! Suddenly, my best friend Carlos died. I was very sad and I started to paint everything in BLUE.
PARIS IN BLUE AND PINK. Soon afterwards I fell in LOVE. I began to paint everything using PINK. At that time I spent a lot of time at the circus. So, I painted harlequins, jugglers and clowns.
A NEW WAY OF SEEING. Why paint things to look so real? Could be there another way to represent objects and figures? Then he experimented with new materials, made collages, sculptures, ceramics,... And he found a new language: CUBISM.
WAR AND ART. In 1935 the Spanish Civil War started. A new change took place in my life. I was shocked by a sad news: The Basque city of GUERNICA was cruelly bombed and destroyed in April of 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. I painted a mural as big as a wall, in one month.
I painted: THE GUERNICA. I painted all in BLACK AND WHITE. No colours to show the suffering of the WAR.
With this electric light Picasso said that this is not a natural dissaster, this is a MAN MADE DISSASTER. THIS IS A WAR.
What can you see? A woman crying with her dead baby. A bull watching the dissaster. A man burning!. A soldier dead in pieces on the ground.
GOODBYE! I lived an apassionate life. I never came back to Spain. I died in Mougins, France, on the 8th of April of 1973. I was 92 years old. This is my portrait. Do you like painting?