The Influential Artists During The 20th Century Essay example

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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 his father’s. Through his rapid advancement in the artistic category, Picasso began to lose interest in academic and thus caused him to be punished and sent to the calaboose (a blank cell with pure white walls and a single bench to sit on). Although many would see a great fear in being locked up, Picasso found it the most relaxing due to him being able to doodle away in the sketch pad with the pencil he brings inside the calaboose with him. 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…

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