Pablo Picasso Influence

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The artist Pablo Picasso has greatly impacted the development of modern and contemporary art. His work includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings and much more. Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, In Málaga, on the southern Spanish coast. Picasso’s father, José Ruiz Blasco, supported the family by teaching drawing at the local art school. At the age of seven, Picasso received formal artistic training from his father in figure drawing and oil painting. His father was a traditional, academic artist and instructor. Picasso's childhood training set him up for a future in painting and drawing.
Pablo Picasso adult career is often broken down into distinct periods in which Picasso had a similar style in most of his pieces. The first, which lasted from 1901 to 1904 is referred to as the “Blue Period.” Named after the color that dominated most of his work. Picasso used color to express his emotions after a close friend named Carlos Casagemas died. Some of Picasso's most famous painting in that era were; "La Vie" and "The Old Guitarist." By 1905, Picasso had overcome the depression of the Blue period. Pablo Picasso was in love with a model and once again showed his emotions through colors such as pinks, and reds. This period was commonly referred to as “The Rose period” In 1907 Picasso created a painting unlike those any other artist had created. “Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," was a chilling depiction of five nude prostitutes, abstracted and distorted with sharp geometric features and stark blotches of blues, greens, and grays. This painting opened the doors to
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Pablo Picasso died on April 8, 1973, at the age of 91, in Mougins, France. His legacy, however, has lived on. Picasso is known for endlessly reinventing himself, switching between styles so radically different that his life's work seems to be the product of five or six great artists rather than just

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