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Pablo Picasso "Self Portrait"
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso was born in Malaga,Spain,
on October 2, 1881 of Jose Ruiz Blasco Picasso and Maria Picasso y Lopez.
He had used his father's last name as his own, but signed his mothers maiden
name until 1901 when he decided to stop using Ruiz completely and just
go with Pablo Picasso. He had always been an art genius and had been
painting since he was ten.
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| Picasso made three trips to Paris between
1900 and 1902. He finally moved there in 1904. This is where
he went through what is known now as his blue period. During this
time he used mainly different shades of blue and portrayed the seedy parts
of town including beggars, alcoholics, and prostitutes.
The Old Guitar
|The Rose Period
| After he moved to Paris he met Fernande Oliver
who influenced the mood of his work from dark and gloomy blues to light
and happy reds and pinks which led this period in time to be called the
Rose Period. At this time he painted many pictures of a circus that
he visited often during his stay in Paris.
| In 1906, Picasso moved to Gosol, Spain where
he changed his style. His new works where influenced by Greek, Iberian,
and African art. He began to use more geometrical figures in his
artwork During this time he also made a picture that resembled fractured
glass that was, at the time, a very radical idea.
| Between 1908 and 1911 Picasso and George
Braque painted landscape paintings in a new style. This style
was termed cubism by a critic who described the work as being made of "little
cubes". They created this style by breaking down and analyzing a
object. The main color scheme was browns and other muddy colors (monochromatic
The Guitar Player
| In 1912, Picasso began to paste paper and
pieces of oilcloth to his paintings and then paint either on them or around
them. These where his first collages. This technique is called
synthetic cubism. This is a more decorative, colorful style of art.
He has done some synthetic cubism, but not particularly a lot.
Life With Chair-Canning
|Realist and Surrealist
| Pablo Picasso has said that he was not a surrealist,
but many of his pictures have a surrealist feel to them. During this
time (World War I) he went to Rome and met and married Olga Koklova.
He painted many realistic pictures of her. Later in the 1920's he
painted neoclassical pictures of women and pictures inspired by greek mythology.
| Guernica was a work that was done to express
his outrage of the German bombing of the Basque town of Guernica on April
26, 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The painting is not a portrayal
of the actual bombing, but a symbol of the act itself
|Post War World II
| After World War II Picasso moved towards more
somber death like pictures. He married painter Francoise Gilot.
He had two children with her, Claude and Palmoa. He later met another
woman named Jacqueline Rosque whom he married in 1961. He died April
Skull and Pitcher