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Transcript of Pablo Picasso
Died on April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France
Died at 91
•His mother and father were painters.
•He had two younger siblings named Lola and Concepción
•He had four children with three different women
•Picasso was a child prodigy
•His first words were “piz, piz” which was probably an attempt to say lápiz, the spanish word for pencil
Picasso's First Famous Paintings
•La Vie (1903)
•Garçon a la Pipe (1905)
•Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907)
Big Contribution to History
Picasso and his friend, George Braque, invented cubism
Completed his first painting, at age 9, of a man riding a horse
Thought to be a stillborn and was left sitting on a table
His name at birth was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso
seen in many of rose period paintings
Picasso left Fernande to be with her
Seen in many of his cubist works
Died at thirty
Son named Paulo
17 years old
Met after the death of Olga Khokhlova
Daughter named Mayla
Pablo was 40 years older
Two children named Claude and Paloma
44 years younger than Picasso
Affair while still married to Francoise
Married and stayed together until Picasso's death
During this period Picasso painted in mainly blue and blue green
Inspired by Spain
Painted the poor, old, and homeless
Picasso was in a relationship with Fernande Olivier at the time
Paintings during this time appeared to have more self confidence
Painted in pinks and oranges
Blue Period (1900-1904)
Rose Period (1904-1906)
Classicism and Surrealism (1920-1949)
"When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."
"Everything you can imagine is real."
"Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar."
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day life."
Painting of destruction after the nazi bombing on the Basque town called Guernica
Important Works by Picasso
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
Painting of five prostitutes
Beginning of cubism
Believed to be influenced by African Tribal Masks
Picasso's paintings during this time were based on African masks and totem poles
Artwork appeared to be made up of little cubes
Extreme change in the art world
Picasso's last words were
"Drink to me."
"The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"
•In Barcelona he attended the school of fine arts
•Then moved to Madrid where he attended the Royal Academy of San Fernando
Picasso's main focus was cubism but also worked in realism and sculpture