Pablo Ruiz Picasso
History and Works of an artistic Spanish
Who was he?
He was born on 25th October, 1881, in Málaga (España) and die on 8th April,
1973, in Mougins (France).
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, creator, along with Georges
Braque and Juan Gris, the cubist movement.
Considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, participated in many
art movements that sread around the world and had a great influence on other
great artists of his time. Tireless and prolific, he painted more than two
thousand works, presented in museums and collections of every European and
World. Also addressed other genres such as drawing, engraving, book
illustration, sculpture, ceramics and design scenery and costumes for
His life as painter
Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a
realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence.
During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with
different theories, techniques, and ideas. His work is often categorised into periods.
While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted
periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the
African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic
When he was 14 years old, he drew
“The first comunión”
He drew “Portrait of aunt
Pepa” in the same year
Picasso's Blue Period (1901–1904), characterized by somber paintings
rendered in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by
other colours, began either in Spain in early 1901, or in Paris in the second
half of the year.
“Woman with a Helmet of Hair” (1904)
“The old guitarrist”
(1903) Chicago Art
“La vie” (1903)
Cleveland Museum of
“La Celestina” (1904)
based on the book of
the same name.
The Rose Period (1904–1906) is characterised by a more cheerful style
with orange and pink colours, and featuring many circus people, acrobats
and harlequins known in France as saltimbanques.
«Garçon à la pipe», (Boy
with a Pipe)(1905)
“Acrobate et jeune Arlequin”
(Acrobat and Young Harlequin)
The African-influenced Period
Picasso's African-influenced Period (1907–1909) begins with the two figures on the right in his
painting, “Les Demoiselles d'Avignon”, which were inspired by African artefacts. Formal ideas
developed during this period led directly into the Cubist period that follows.
“Les Demoiselles d'Avignon”
(The Ladys of Avignon) (1907)
“Woman in yellow” (1907)
“Head of a Man”(1907)
Analytic Cubism Period
Analytic cubism (1909–1912) is a style of painting Picasso developed with Georges Braque using
monochrome brownish and neutral colours. Picasso and Braque's paintings at this time share many
“Girl with a mandoline” (1910)
“Factory in Horta de Ebbo”
Synthetic Cubism Period
Synthetic cubism (1912–1919) was a further development of the genre, in which cut paper
fragments – often wallpaper or portions of newspaper pages – were pasted into compositions,
marking the first use of collage in fine art.
“Guitar, Bottle, Bowl
with Fruit, and Glass on
“Musicians in Masks” (1921)
“The Dream” (1932)
“Slaughter in Korea” (1951)
“The Dance” (1925)
And we say bye with“Guernica” (1937). That picture decorates my high school hall.
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