Today we will be learning about Picasso
Pablo Picasso was born on October 25 1881, he was born in Ma'laga A Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, print maker, ceramicist and stage designer, Picasso was considered radical in his work. His father was Don José Ruiz Blasco, a painter and art teacher his mother was Doña Maria Picasso y Lopez. Though he was a relatively poor student, Picasso displayed a remarkable abnormal talent for drawing at a very young age. Picasso's father began teaching him to draw and paint when he was a child, and by the time he was 13 years old, his skill level had surpassed his father's.Picasso had little love for school and spent more time doodling than paying attention to class assignments as punishment "For being a bad student, I was banished to the 'calaboose,' a bare cell with whitewashed walls and a bench to sit on," he later remembered. "I liked it there, because I took along a sketch pad and drew incessantly ... I could have stayed there forever, drawing without stopping." are the words of Picasso. In 1895, when Picasso was 14 years old, he moved with his family to Barcelona, Spain where he applied for the Finest Art Schools. Picasso was granted into the school because of his unique skills. Picasso spent little time and even less concern with the schools rules and preferred roaming the streets of Barcelona, sketching the city scenes he observed Picasso moved to Madrid to attend the Royal Academy of San Fernando at 16 years old, where he once again felt unsatisfied with his school's singular focus on classical subjects and techniques. Picasso wrote to a friend: "They just go on and on about the same old stuff: Velázquez for painting, Michelangelo for sculpture." ( Funny to me that this is still a frustration to true artists, being confined in their artistic abilities) Picasso began skipping class to wander the city and paint what he observed: gypsies, beggars and prostitutes. By 1899 Picasso had decided to change his direction of classical methods in which he had been trained, and began what would become a lifelong process of experimentation and innovation. Pablo Picasso moved to Paris, France and opened a studio, from 1901 to 1904 historians call this Picasso's Blue Period, reflecting the color that dominated nearly all of Picasso's paintings over these years and Picasso's most famous paintings from the Blue Period include "Blue Nude," "La Vie" and "The Old Guitarist," all three of which were completed in 1903. In 1905 he became madly in love with a beautiful model, Fernande Olivier, causing the "Rose Period" (1904-06) introducing warmer colors—including beige, pinks and reds , he created "Family at Saltimbanques" (1905), "Gertrude Stein" (1905-06) and "Two Nudes" (1906). In 1907, Pablo Picasso produced a painting unlike anything he or anyone else had ever painted before, a work that would profoundly influence the direction of art in the 20th century: "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," a chilling depiction of five nude prostitutes, abstracted and distorted with sharp geometric features and stark blotches of blues, greens and grays. "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" is considered to have inspired the cubism movement which he is a co-creator of with his fellow painter friend Georges Braque. In Cubist paintings, objects are broken apart and reassembled in an abstracted form, highlighting their composite geometric shapes and depicting them from multiple, simultaneous viewpoints in order to create physics-defying, collage-like effects. From 1907- 1937 Picasso created many beautiful paintings, Pablo Picasso continued to create art and maintain an ambitious schedule in his later years, superstitiously believing that work would keep him alive. He died on April 8, 1973, at the age of 91, in Mougins, France.
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