1906 | The Steins introduce him to Henri Matisse. A stay in Gósol (Berguedà, Lleida). Return to Paris. 1907 | He creates Les Demoiselles d’Avignon , the starting point for Cubism. He meets Daniel-Henri Kahnweiler, who is to become his main dealer, and Georges Braque. 1908-1914 | Braque and Picasso develop Cubism. 1909 | He comes to Barcelona with Fernande and spends the summer at Horta de Sant Joan. He returns to Paris and changes address – leaving Bateau-Lavoir and moving to 11 Boulevard Clichy. 1910 | Picasso and Fernande spend a few days in summer in Barcelona and then Cadaqués. 1911 | In summer, Picasso goes to Céret where he meets with Frank Burty Haviland and Manolo Hugué. Braque also moves to Céret. In autumn, he meets Eva Gouel (Marcelle Humbert) who would become his companion. 1912 | He makes his first collages and exhibits at the Dalmau Galleries in Barcelona. After separating from Fernande, he begins his life with Eva at a new address at 242 Boulevard Raspail. 1913 | His father dies. Brief stay in Barcelona to attend the funeral. 1914 | He spends the summer months in Avignon. Braque and Derain are mobilised by the war which represents the end of Cubism as a movement. He returns to Paris with Eva in October.
1915 | Eva Gouel passes away. 1916 | Jean Cocteau introduces him to Serge de Diaghilev, director of the Ballets Russes who offers him work on the ballet Parade . 1917 | A trip to Italy with Cocteau to work with the Ballets Russes. He meets the ballerina Olga Khokhlova. Parade premieres in Paris with the curtain, decoration and wardrobe by Picasso. Trip to Barcelona from June to November. 1918 | Marriage to Olga Khokhlova in Paris. They move to 23 Rue La Boétie. ‘Matisse-Picasso’ exhibition at the Paul Guillaume Gallery in Paris, organised by the dealer Rosenberg. 1919 | Trip to London to prepare The Three-Cornered Hat , the new Ballets Russes production. 1920 | Pulcinella premieres in Paris – the third collaboration with Diaghilev’s company. Joan Miró visits Picasso’s studio for the first time leading to their good friendship. 1921 | His son Paulo is born. 1923 | He meets the poet and critic André Bréton, head of the surrealist movement. He spends the summer at Cap d’Antibes. 1924 | The ballet Mercure opens in Paris with decoration and wardrobe by Picasso.