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The Life of Pablo Picasso

Group assignment for Art 101 at Bridgewater State University

Justin Himmighoefer

on 8 December 2010

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Pablo Picasso Presenting the life and work of... Biography Lifetime Acheivements •Born on October 25, 1881, in Andalucian region, in Malaga, Spain •Even though he spent most of his life in France, in many ways he never left Spain. His art and his soul remained deeply rooted in 19th century culture of his homeland. •As an only child of his parents, Pablo was almost worshipped by his mother, spoiled child. •She told him he was destined for glory, She told him,” If you was a soldier, you will be general, if you are a priest, you will be a pope”. •Picasso was brought up in a house full of women, his mother, two aunts, two sisters, and a maid •Hence he had complicated relationships with all the women in his life. He became a center of the household displacing even his father. •All that female attention gave Pablo a powerful believe in his own possibilities. •Pablo’s father interest was outside the home. He longed to in fame as an artist but his talent fell rather short of his dreams. •He painted mostly pictures, gave art lessons, and work part time as a Curator in Malaga’s museum. •It was clear very early, that things will be different for his child. Pablo picked up a pencil and tried to imitate his father before he even learned to speak. •He used to see his father draw, and already wanted to do so. Apart from drawing the things that fascinated him most was the bullfights. It is a passion typically Andalucian in his romance of death. •The bloody spectacle, made a impression in Piaccaso’s young imagination. He was only 8 years old when he began creating scenes of death. •Throughout his life people who met Picasso, were impressed by the intensity of his eyes and his legacy of Southern Spanish heritage. •Pablo was a child obsessed, all he wanted to do as draw. As soon as he looked at a paper, he saw things no one else did. •To him, even arithmetic lesson opened the door to the world of pictures. •Picasso will be always in debt to his father for teaching him to draw as a child but as his son flourished, his father Jose was left to face the fact that his one prospect as a Painter was falling flat. •His father’s failure drove him to become one of the greatest painters in the world. •When he was 13, Pablo started painting in oil; he made portraits of his family. •Pablo’s first taste of romance came when he was 13. He became attracted to a girl and his feelings for her ignited his creativity. •Eroticism has always gone hand in hand with the work of Picasso. •In 1893 or 1894 his genius was revealed. •In 1895 he moved to Barcelona with his family, he was 13 when they moved to Barcelona. The city’s industrial economy was booming. But the prosperity also brought riots, strikes, and violent protests around the city. •His father Don Jose began teaching in prestigious school of fine arts. He was eager to show off his son’s talents. •For anyone who spent any time around art schools, what is most remarkable about Picasso’s early work is the unhesitating facility with which he applied himself to whatever subjects came his way. It’s not something that can be taught. Picasso’s talents astounded his classmates, who were older and far more sophisticated. •Pablo Picasso was a famous Spanish-French Painter in the late 19th and early 20th century. Pablo Picasso’s works can be seen in many museums and galleries all over the world today. He is best known for co-creating the art style of cubism. •His most famous works of art were possibly The Old Guitarist which was in his Blue Period ...and Les Demoiselles d’Avignon which was in his Cubism Period •Picasso was not just a famous painter, but also did some sculpture and printmaking as well. He is better known for his paintings rather than his sculpture, though. The Chicago Picasso a 50' high public Cubist sculpture donated by Picasso to the people of Chicago. •Picasso, the painter and sculptor, was the most influential artist of the 20th century. •It was in the 1920s in which Picasso started his surrealism period in which Picasso became more expressive in his paintings instead of constructive. But Picasso never formally joined the movement of surrealism. Some of his most famous surrealism works were Three Dancers ...and Guernica •This prolific artist for all of his 91 years, Picasso continually explored daring and Unpredictable new directions in art. He did brilliant work in sculpture and every form of graphic arts, as well as ceramics, mosaics, and stage design. Picasso continually invented and used new styles, and also he used all different types of materials. •He even worked with junk. One of his well-known sculptures was made from two parts of an old bicycle. It is called bull’s head. In 1944 Picasso was hard at work casting Man With a Lamb, a powerful Greek bronze sculpture. It was at this time that Picasso had received universal fame. Unlike many great artists before him who died poor and unknown, Pablo Picasso became rich and famous long before his death in 1973. During his career he created over 20,000 works and he will be remembered of one of the art world’s last great masters. •Picasso was exceptionally prolific throughout his long lifetime. The total number of artworks he produced has been estimated at 50,000, comprising 1,885 paintings; 1,228 sculptures; 2,880 ceramics, roughly 12,000 drawings, many thousands of prints, and numerous tapestries and rugs. •At the time of his death many of his paintings were in his possession, as he had kept off the art market what he did not need to sell. In addition, Picasso had a considerable collection of the work of other famous artists, some his contemporaries, such as Henri Matisse, with whom he had exchanged works. •Since Picasso left no will, his death duties (estate tax) to the French state were paid in the form of his works and others from his collection. These works form the core of the immense and representative collection of the Musée Picasso in Paris. •In 2003, relatives of Picasso inaugurated a museum dedicated to him in his birthplace, Málaga, Spain, the Museo Picasso Málaga. •Several paintings by Picasso rank among the most expensive paintings in the world. Garçon à la pipe sold for US $104 million at Sotheby's on 4 May 2004, establishing a new price record. •Dora Maar au Chat sold for US $95.2 million at Sotheby’s on 3 May 2006. •On 4 May 2010, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust were sold at Christie's for $106.5 million. The 1932 work, which depicts Picasso's mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter reclining and as a bust, was in the personal collection of Los Angeles philanthropist Frances Lasker Brody, who died in November 2009. Christie's won the rights to auction the collection against London-based Sotheby's. The collection as a whole was valued at over $150 million, while the work was originally expected to earn $80 million at auction. •There were more than half a dozen bidders, while the winning bid was taken via telephone. The previous auction record ($104.3 million) was set in February 2010, by Alberto Giacometti's Walking Man I. •As of 2004, Picasso remains the top ranked artist (based on sales of his works at auctions) according to the Art Market Trends report. The Art Loss Register has 550 of his works listed as missing. •In the 1996 movie Surviving Picasso, Picasso is portrayed by actor Anthony Hopkins. •Between October 8, 2010 and January 9, 2011, an exhibition of 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs from the Museé National Picasso in Paris will be on display at the Seattle Art Museum. From Feb 19, 2011 to May 15, 2011, the exhibition from the Museé National Picasso will move to Richmond, VA and be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for its only appearance on the east coast of the United States. Present Day Picasso Credits Biography - Prazol Lifetime Achievements - Sofiya Present Day Picasso - Ryan Prezi Presentation - Justin Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasso YouTube.com - Pablo Picasso biography (1 of 9) http://go.grolier.com Picasso.com- (http://www.picasso.com) Art-cyclopedia- (http://www.artcyclopedia.com) Olga’s Gallery- (http://www.abcgallery.com)
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