All About Pablo Picasso

Who was Pablo Picasso?

Picasso is considered to be one of the greatest artists in modern history. He was a Spanish painter, theatre designer, ceramicist, printmaker and one of the greatest artists of all time ~ so basically an absolute legend captivating the world with his deconstructed, futuristic style aka cubism. 


What was Pablo Picasso's life like?

*Takes deep breath* Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno de los Remedios Crispín Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruíz y Picasso *breathes* was born October 25, 1881, to father José Ruiz Blasco, a professor in the School of Arts and Crafts and mother Maria Picasso y López. He spent much of his early childhood years living in Málaga on the Southern coast of Spain and by age 7 moved to A Coruña, Spain. By age 14, Picasso's artistic talent flourished under the guise of his father even enrolling in the School of Fine Arts by 16 years old. He later returned to Barcelona to study historical and contemporary art on his own accord. Travelling in-between Paris and Barcelona, in 1901 Picasso staged his first one man exhibition attracting artists and poets alike.


What paintings did Picasso do?

An endless reinvented, Picasso's work evolved over many years. From 1901 to 1904, this era was The Blue Period were multiple of his artworks had prevalent blue hues with a somber feel including 'The Old Guitarist' then shifting to The Pink Period from 1904 - 1906 creating a more romantic vibe ~ 'Boy With a Pipe'. In 1907 to 1909, many attest to this as the beginning of his abstract forms and radical distortion of the human form with 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' being most famous. Beginning in the 1920's, his surrealist edge began to take shape with 'Figures at the Seaside' and later creating Guernica depicting the horrors of war. 


Where are most of Pablo Picasso's artworks kept?

Most of Picasso's innovative pieces are kept in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a museum located in Madrid, Spain with multiple pieces located across Western Europe from France to Germany and Switzerland.