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By daniel liss

Pablo Picasso October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973

By Daniel Liss

Picasso s early life
Picasso’s Early Life

Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain.

His father, Don Jose, was an art teacher who helped train Picasso.

In school, Picasso got punished because he drew in his books and displeased his teachers. He wasn’t a good student!

He drew like the masters at a young age.

The First Communion, 1896in the Museo Picasso, Barcelona, Spain

I was surprised that Picasso could paint like this because most of the books I read only showed Cubism and Cubism looks very different.

Picasso s blue period 1901 1904
Picasso’s Blue Period1901-1904

Picasso’s friend died and Picasso was poor at the time. He also was very lonely because he was away from home. Picasso was very sad.

He drew beggars, prisoners and poor people.

He made all the faces and fingers in his paintings long and droopy.

He used mostly the colorsblue& green.

Breakfast of a Blind Man, 1903in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

I like this piece because of the way he shows the shadows. This painting makes me feel lonely.

Picasso s rose period 1904 1906
Picasso’s Rose Period 1904-1906

After his blue period, Picasso moved to Paris. He was surrounded by artists, he fell in love and his mood changed from sad to happy.

He liked to paint acrobats and circus people with their pets.

He used mostly orange, red and rose paint in his pictures.

Family of Saltimbanques, 1905in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

I like that he uses dark and light colors at the same time.

Cubism 1907
Cubism 1907

Picasso liked to change and was bored with doing ordinary paintings and wanted to try different things. He wanted to show things different ways.

In 1907 Picasso invented Cubism with Gorges Braque.

They painted objects that looked broken-up and made it look like lots of squares and triangles assembled together.

A lot of people didn’t understand Cubism. Do you like Cubism?

Three Musicians, 1921

in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City

I like that you can see the instruments but it’s still Cubism.

Guernica 1937 in reina sof a madrid spain
Guernica, 1937in Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

The Nazis bombed Guernica and killed lots of people. Picasso was very mad, so he painted Guernica to show people how terrible war was.

Picasso made it a very big painting - it was 12 ft. high by 26 ft. long. He made it so big to be able to fit all his anger. He used black, white and gray paint because it was a serious painting.

Why is picasso so important
Why is Picasso so important?

  • Picasso created Cubism with his friend, Gorges Braque. It was a different way of looking and painting things for the first time.

  • He was the first person to make 3D paintings by gluing things on his canvases.

My favorite facts about picasso
My favorite facts about Picasso

  • Picasso’s full name has twenty-three words!

  • Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios

  • Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso

  • His first word was “piz”, short for pencil in Spanish!

  • Picasso lived in La Coruña and my family is from there!

  • In school, Picasso made a bird out of an equation in his math book.