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Hoy, 25 de octubre es el aniversario de Pablo Picasso, por lo que esta entrada, estara dedicada a él.
Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)
Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century was born in Malaga, Spain. Son of José Ruiz Blasco and Maria Picasso López. His real name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Mártir Patricio Ruiz y Picasso
Picasso’s father was an art teacher who quickly realized he had a boy with talent, and he started to teach his son everything he knew. At the tender age of 13, Picasso had his first exhibit.
The family moved to Barcelona and Picasso, at the age 14, passed the entrance exam to the Barcelona School of Fine Arts. Picasso wanted to stay in touch with all modern art styles, so he went to Paris for the first time in 1900, and stayed there for the Paris Universal Exposition in 1901.
Picasso painting had two periods in Paris: “Blue Period” (1900-1904), which eventually gave way to his “Rose Period” (1905-1906). It wasn’t until 1907, that his painting “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” marked the beginning of Cubism.
Picasso spent the rest of his life painting and innovating his work by putting paper and bits of string in them, thus inventing the collage.
His work comprises more than 50,000 paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures and ceramics.
He lived long and, indeed, prospered. He grew fabulously wealthy from his phenomenal output, entertained the world with his outspoken remarks, and painted almost right up until he died at the age of 91.
More about Pablo Picasso.
- Tender age: Young and vulnerable.
- String: A cord usually made of fiber.
- Wealthy: Having wealth; rich.
- Outspoken: Spoken without reserve; candid.
- Engraving: A design or text engraved on a surface. (grabado)
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