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Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Malaga the 25th of October 1881
His father was also a painter and an Art teacher His first word was “piz” for “lápiz” Picasso with his sister Lola
After studying in Madrid he went to Paris where he met many artists. He divided his time between Barcelona and Paris.
He was a celebrity because of his art, but also because of his personal life. He had many lovers.
Picasso’s work is often categorized into periods. Blue period 1901-1904 Rose period 1905-1907 African-influenced period 1908-1909 Analytic Cubism 1909-1912 Sythetic Cubism 1912-1919
BLUE PERIOD 1901-1904 He used blue and blue-green only occasionally warmed by other colours.
ROSE PERIOD 1905-1907 It is a cheery style with orange and pink colours, and many harlequins.
AFRICAN-INFLUENCED PERIOD 1907-1909 It is inspired by African artifacts
ANALYTIC CUBISM 1909 -1912 Picasso and Braque started this new style. They took objects and analyzed them in terms of their shapes.
SYNTHETIC CUBISM 1912-1919 Here he cut paper fragments and pasted them into compositions, “collages”.
NEOCLASSICAL STYLE The minotaur replaced the harlequin. Guernica is his most famous work, it is a depiction of the German bombing of Guernica, Spain. It describes the brutality of war.
Picasso was also a sculptor. He made the Chicago Picasso, and he refused to be paid 100.000 $. We don’t know what the figure represents, it coul be a bird, a horse, a woman or a totally abstract shape.
There are many museums around the world with his works, Malaga, Barcelona, New York...
Picasso died the 8th of April 1973 in Mougins, France He is one of the most important figures of the 2oth century art.
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