Pablo Picasso Biography

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Pablo Picasso is one of the most influential artists during the 20th century in the form of cubism. Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. His mother was Dona Maria Picasso y Lopez and father was Don Jose Ruiz Blasco, which were both a teacher and a painter. During his childhood due to possessing a pair of watchful eyes that took in the situation and the surrounding with each glance, his mother often says that through those eyes he would be able to achieve greatness in life. With little to go by as a child, Picasso was able to make the best out of any situation with his pencil and drawing pad. At a very young age Picasso was taught how to paint by his father and as time progressed by the age of 13 Picasso had already surpassed …show more content…
At the age of 14 Picasso’s family moved to Barcelona, Spain, he immediately applied to the School of Fine Arts, which at the time was seen as the most prestigious art school. Due to the system of the school the students there were several years above Picasso, however due to his extraordinary skill his application was granted as an exception. After being accepted to the school instead of focusing on his studies, Picasso began to test the strict and rigid formalities of the school through skipping classes and roaming the streets of Barcelona sketching any scene that catches his eyes. After moving to Madrid in 1897, Picasso began to attend the Royal Academy of San Fernando. Due to the robotic way of teaching style that focus primarily on the classical arts and technique frustration erupted in Picasso’s letter to his friend stating the condition of learning; “They just go on and on about the same old stuff: Velazquez for painting, Michelangelo for sculpture.” Thus, returning to his past, Picasso began to wander the city painting whatever caught his eyes: beggars, prostitutes, gypsies, …show more content…
With the beginning of the 20th century Picasso moved to Paris, France to open his own studio thus the beginning of the blue period. From the years 1901 to 1904 or the Blue period, Picasso began to use mainly the shades of blue and green to express his depression and loneliness at the loss of his dear friend, Carlos Casagemas. During this period the paintings that Picasso painted centered on depression expressed through scenes of: anguish, poverty, and isolation. The most recognized painting of the blue period includes a painting called “The Old Guitarist”, which was finished in 1903. In the coming years of 1905 the feeling of anguish was relief as life became brighter for Picasso. Through overcoming the death of his friend, falling in love with his model, and obtaining an extraordinary patron Picasso transition into the period of Rose (named after the colors that were primarily used in his paintings: pink, beige, and red). With the end of the Rose period a newfound art style began to emerge within Picasso that is later known as

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