Pablo Picasso was born on 25 Oct 1881 in Malaga, Spain. He was a Spanish painter, Ceramicist, stage designer, printmaker & sculptor. He spent most of his life in France. He was one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. He is widely known for inventing constructed sculpture, co invention of collage and co-founder of Cubist movement.
He demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his earlier years. His revolutionary artistic works brought him immense fortune and made him one of the best known artistic figures of 20th century art.
He showed his artistic talent from an early age. According to his mother his first words were “piz, piz” shortening of lapiz, which means ‘pencil’ in Spanish.
According to him- “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth”.
He died on 8 April 1973 in France, while his wife and he entertaining friends for dinner. His last words were- “Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can’t drink any more”. According to me, Pablo Picasso was truly an art hero of 20th century.
His Life and Career
Pablo Picasso is one of the most world renowned, most influential and greatest artists of the 20th century. He is world famous for co-founding the art movement called Cubism; he was the co-inventor of collage, inventor of constructed sculpture. He also helped in developing various art styles and techniques. Pablo Picasso has produced near about 50,000 artworks which comprised of 1,228 sculptures, 1,885 paintings, 2,890 ceramics, 12,000 drawings, many tapestries and rugs and several thousands of prints. Most of his works were in his personal possession at the time of his death.
Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp and Henri Matisse are very famous for being the three artists who defined the revolutionary improvements, and significant developments in the field of sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing and ceramics. Pablo Picasso also had a good collection of the works of other famous artists including some of his contemporaries such as Henri Matisse with whom, he had exchanged several art works. Some of Picasso’s most famous art works are Guernica 1937, the proto-cubist Les Domoiselles d’Avignon 1907. He has been extremely prolific around his lifetime. Some of his major and most famous art works forms the part of representative collection of the Musee Picasso in Paris. In the year 2003, some of the Picasso’s relatives inaugurated a museum which was dedicated to him in his birthplace at Malaga, Spain and is named “The Museo Picasso Malaga”. Today I have collected hundred Cubists Portraits made by him, hope you enjoy 🙂