|Spanish ARTIST; CERAMICIST; PLAYWRIGHT; POET; PRINTMAKER; SCULPTOR; STAGE DESIGNER|
|Born: 25 October 1881, Malaga, Spain|
|Died: 8 April 1973, Mougins, France|
In 1907, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon saw the beginning of Picasso’s journey into freedom of expression – the influence of which had far reaching effects on the world of art. From this epiphany grew Picasso’s Cubist movement. The diversity of his work is notable as he explored techniques and styles that would best suit his particular interest at that time. Explore further by looking at the Picasso link to Artists’ Sites and compare his work with those of Georges Braque and Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse.
“Art is a lie that makes us realise truth”
“Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he see, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.”
|Blue Nude. BLUE PERIOD: Depressed over the death of a friend, blues and greens dominated Picasso’s work for three years. The lesser known ‘Rose Period’ followed.||Three women. CUBIST PERIOD: This can be compared to current cooking trends of deconstructed dishes!|
|Two Women running on the beach. CLASSICAL PERIOD: This period coincides with the First World War and Picasso’s return to reality||Guernica. SURREALISM: Guernica portrays the devastation of the city by German bombers and is regarded as one of the most powerful depictions of anti-war paintings in history|
|MISCELLANEOUS: The following three pictures display the breadth of Picasso’s talent. The sketch is of Don Quixote, the hero of Miguel Cervantes’ book of the same name. The other two pictures show the contrasts in his style plus a delightful sense of humour!
“When I was as old as these children, I could draw like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like them.” Pablo Picasso
|Don Quixote||Studio Pigeons|
|The women of Algiers||Sculpture Rooster||Ceramic Jugs|