Monday, January 18, 2010

Picasso....

Created over 22,000 works of art over the course of his lifetime.

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Pablo Ruiz Picasso (full name Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz y Picasso) was born on the 25th October, 1881 in Malaga in Spain. He was the first son of Jose Ruiz y Blasco and Maria Picasso y Lopez. His father was a painter and a professor of art at the School of Crafts and the curator of a local museum. Picasso learnt the basics of art from his father. Picasso also attended the Academy of Arts in Madrid, but dropped out within a year of joining it.

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All the paintings by Pablo Picasso are usually classified into various ‘periods’ based on the moods and styles of the paintings. These, in turn, were largely affected by his personal and love life.
Self Portrait of a young Picasso

1901 to 1904 is called Picasso’s Blue Period because many of his paintings in that time were in the shades of blue and blue-green. 1905 to 1907 is called Picasso’s Rose Period where his paintings became cheerful with the use of orange and pink colors. 1907 to 1909 is called his African Influenced Period where his drawings were inspired by African artifacts. 1909 to 1912 is called Picasso’s Analytic Cubism Period. 1912 to 1919 is called Picasso’s Synthetic Cubism Period where he began to use collage in his art. During the 1930s he returned to a more neo-classical style of painting. Another major change was the use of the Minotaur as his motif, rather than the harlequin in his paintings.


Pablo Picasso died on the 8th of April, 1973 while he and his wife Jacqueline were entertaining friends for dinner. His last words were: ‘Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can’t drink anymore.’

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