Picasso : The Greatest Painter Of The 20th Century Essay

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Pablo Picasso was the greatest painter of the 20th century because of his aid in the creation of Cubism. Picasso was a very influential artist not only in his time period but also decades after he died. When Picasso was a young boy, his mother said to him, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” So Picasso became one of the greatest painters in history. Picasso had a very unusual interest in art at a young age. His father noticed his interest and, being an art teacher himself, taught Picasso how to draw and paint. By the time he was thirteen, Picasso had already passed the level at which his father was at with painting and drawing. Unfortunately, schoolwork wasn 't his favorite thing so he would spend most of the day drawing instead of learning. Because he never paid attention in class he got sent to the ‘calaboose’. "For being a bad student, I was banished to the 'calaboose, ' a bare cell with whitewashed walls and a bench to sit on," he later remembered. "I liked it there, because I took along a sketch pad and drew incessantly ... I could have stayed there forever, drawing without stopping." At fourteen, Picasso and his family packed their belongings and relocated to Barcelona. His father got a job at the School of Fine Arts so of course Picasso sent in an application to attend. The school didn’t usually accept individuals that were as young as Picasso, but his entrance exam was so magnificent that they couldn’t…

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