“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” — Pablo Picasso
I love drawing and creative arts so I thought it would be nice to do something on one of the most important painters of all time which is obvious Pablo Picasso takes the number one spot when it comes to art.
Picasso was baptized Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad(try to say that in one breathe). The Spanish painter was born on October 25th, 1881 but spent most of his life in France. Besides the fact that he was a painter, he was also a sculptor, ceramicist, stage designer, and print maker who is now known as one of the most influential artists that revolutionized the world of art through his contributions in history.
Pablo Picasso, by far, is known as the greatest painter of all time. One of the most important painters and artists of the 20th century.
His father was also a painter who specialized in natural depictions of nature like birds and other animals.
Like most artist trying to survive the art world now, Picasso struggled before his art career took off to the influence it is today. Many of his earliest art works were burned to simply keep the fire burning in a room he shared with his first Parisian friend to keep warm.
In Madrid, Picasso finally got the chance to showcase his work when he and his anarchist friend Francisco de Asís Soler founded a magazine called Young Art that only had published five issues. Picasso was the illustrator of the journals and soon after became a favorite among American art collectors in 1905.
He then joined an art gallery in 1907 that would introduce him to Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler who became one of the first prominent champions for Picasso’s work. From there his art work began to take off as well as he began to entertain a distinguished coterie of friends.
His personal life was messy to say the least. Picasso is known for having many affairs and mistresses while being married. He was married twice and had four children by three different woman. One of his love affairs was with a woman named Dora Maar who had documented the painting of Guernica.
The second world war came along with more love affairs and mistresses for Picasso. He took up writing and wrote over 300 poems as well as full length plays. Picasso became an international star not only for his art work and writings but his personal life as well. He also had made a few film appearances as himself later on in his life.
Pablo Picasso died on April 8th, 1973 in France. His final being, “Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can’t drink any more.” Jacqueline Roque, Picasso’s wife at the time, after Picasso’s death committed suicide by gunshot in 1986 at the age of 59. Picasso’s two children by Francoise Gilot, Claude and Paloma, were not allowed to attend his funeral.
Ss now that you a little knowledge of the legendary artist himself here are a couple of his works: