The Many Lives
of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was an oil
painter, sculptor, and Poet.

And Artist Extraordinaire!

Picasso Drawing of woman in crayonPicasso Drawing of woman in crayon

He is considered a co-founder of cubism, a co-inventor college, inventor of constructed sculpture and the most prolific painter in the world--especially in the 20th Century.

In a career of 78 years, he has accumulated 300 sculptures, 13,500 paintings, 34,000 prints and 100,000 illustrations.

Childhood; Born on October 25, 1881, in Malaga, Andalusia, the parents of Joseph and Mary. His father, who taught the drawing, encouraged him to paint and took a brush when he was 7 years old. Between 11 and 14, he was trained in drawing, illustration, and painting in oil. He studied at the Faculty of Coronal Arts, where the family moved in 1891.

His younger sister, Consuelo, died in January 1895. Later that year, he met a man who would become a lifelong friend, Manuel Pallares. The following year, he studied at La Lonja in Barcelona. In 1897 he won the gold medal at the Main Exhibition of Visual Arts in Malaga.

Of the twentieth century; during his career, which lasted more than 75 years, he has created many works not only in paintings but also in status, gravure, and ceramics, using various materials.

First known for his pioneering role in cubism, Picasso continued to develop his art with pace and vitality equivalent to technical and cultural changes in the fast-paced century art whose work dominates. Every change incorporates radically new ideas, and it can be said that Picasso, in some ways, has lived many artistic lives.

At the age of 14, Picasso completed the assessment of the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona in much less time than was awarded, despite being younger than the standard lesson age. From there he went to San Fernando School in Madrid, in 1899, in Barcelona, where he attended the famous cabaret of intellectuals and artist Els Quatre GATS and where he made his first solo exhibitions.

Barcelona abducted the conventional methods established in which it started towards more experimental and progressive strategies. It was as if one became a monk, and later the pope found that Picasso became a painter and would become an internationally acclaimed artist.

Picasso left Spain altogether after the turn of the century, this time in Paris, where he started the blue period. The pictures in this period are almost completely painted blue to represent their deep depression for the good friend of death, Carlos Casagemas. With the help of her love affair with Picasso's Fernande Olivier model, she was able to solve this dark chapter in her life.

Since 1904, Picasso entered a pink period in which his works were almost all made up of shades of red, orange and pink. Circuses, carnivals, and artists dominate the themes of the Rose Period. 

Since 1906, Picasso had started to change his style, which was in his African period. At the turn of the century, many artworks and tribal masks from Africa were brought back to France, and these were parts that greatly affected Picasso's work during that period.

While studying African art, Picasso began to develop his ideas for a new artistic style and his African period ended with the first proto-Cubist works, including the famous Mississippi of Avignon, which was very controversial at the time.

When people are thinking of Picasso, many are instantly linked to the art cubic art, which he and colleague Georges Braque calculate when the system is started. In short, this new creative concept sought to challenge the rules of copying nature precisely on canvas, fall, and crumbling items to emphasize the two-dimensionality of the canvas.

The Picasso Cubist period can be divided into two distinct periods: Analytic cubism and synthetic cubism. Artwork created during the analytic cubism period often consists of items that were "shredded".

When Picasso later experimented with the addition of pieces of paper and other objects in his paintings, he entered the synthetic Cubist period, which was the first time that emerging techniques were used to create these works of art.

Drawing of Picasso's  Woman's headDrawing of Picasso Woman's head
drawing of bull's head by picassodrawing of bull's head by picasso
Picasso's the ballet dancersPicasso's the ballet dancers
mother and child drawing by picassomother and child drawing by picasso

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