Pablo Picasso 1881-1973
Información General • Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor. • He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th century art • He is best known as the co-founder of cubism.
La Vida • His Father was a well established artist • His first words were " 'piz, 'piz," a shortening of the Spanish word for pencil, "lapiz • The Guinness book of World Records names Picasso as the most prolific painter ever
During the Second World War, Picasso resided in Paris when the Germans occupied the city. The Nazis hated his style of painting, so he was not able to show his works during this time.
In his lifetime, he produced around 13,500 paintings, 100,000 prints and engravings, 34,000 book illustrations and 300 sculptures.
El Arte • Picasso's work is often categorized into "periods". The most commonly accepted periods in his work are…
The Blue Period • 1901–1904 • consisting of somber, blue-tinted paintings • influenced by a trip through Spain and the recent death of a friend • these works often feature depictions of acrobats, prostitutes, beggars and artists.
The Rose Period • 1905–1907 • A more cheery style with orange and pink colors • Many paintings at this time were influenced my a relationship with a female and French art.
African Art • 1907-1909 • This style was strongly influenced by African Sculpture • he spent several years exploring African art because the French empire was expanding into Africa • Picasso looked towards African artifacts as inspiration for some of his work.
Analytic Cubism • Was developed between 1909 and 1912. • Analytic Cubism "analyzed" natural forms and reduced the forms into basic geometric parts on the two-dimensional picture plane. • Color was almost non-existent
Le guitariste by Pablo Picasso (1910)
Synthetic Cubism • developed by Picasso between 1912 and 1919. • It was seen as the first time that collage had been made as a fine art.
Picasso's most famous work is his depiction of the bombing of Guernica, Spain by the Germans. • This large canvas embodies for many the inhumanity, brutality and hopelessness of war.