Pablo Picasso's Accomplishments

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When people think of artists, one of the first artists that will come to mind is Pablo Picasso. He was not just known for painting, but also sculpting, drawing, and ceramics. He was not like other artists in the respect that he didn’t stick with just one medium. Picasso was one of the most influential artists that existed during the 20th century. Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881. “He was exposed to art from a very early age by his father, who was a painter and art instructor” (National Gallery of Art W.D., 1997). Picasso was not fond of school, so instead he became an independent artist. He surrounded himself with other aspiring artists. Throughout this time in his life, he did not have much money and he showed that in a few of his …show more content…
His first period was the Blue Period which started in 1901 and ended in 1904. The most common color he used was the color blue. He painted in many different shades of blue. “Many of his paintings from this time emphasize the themes of poverty and sadness” (Peterson, 2005). Picasso’s The Old Guitarist painting that he did in 1904 is one of the most known painting from this period. The painting shows a skinny, impoverish man playing the guitar. Of course, Picasso used mostly the color blue in this painting. Picasso moved to Paris in 1904 where he met a girl and began an affair with her. During the affair, Picasso moved into a period known as the Rose Period (Peterson, 2005, …show more content…
Picasso is very well known for his contributions to cubism. It seemed that Picasso did not like to stick with one technique for long; he was constantly changing. Pablo Picasso’s Cubism Period started in 1907, and he continued to use bits and pieces of cubism throughout his future artworks. “The basic cubist shapes were geometric renditions of cubes, squares, cylinders and cones. No longer were light and shadow important components in fashioning these new paintings” (Stern, 2010). A huge jump in the world of art was happening when artists started switching over to cubism. It was a new technique that had not really been done before. Picasso’s painting, Compotier, Fruit, and Glass (1909), is one of my favorites from this period. I liked the colors and the overall composition of the piece. He made the shape of the fruits real basic, which is what Cubism was all

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