Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso was most likely the greatest painter in the twentieth century. He created many great works that are still marveled at today. Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter who studied many types of painting and even created some of his own. Pablo Picasso went through a few main periods in his life like the blue period, rose period and cubism. He also did line drawings throughout his life that can be found in a lot of periods.

Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Plaza de la Merced, Malaga, Spain. Picasso's father was named Jose Ruiz Blasco and he was a talented still-life artist. Picasso's mother was Maria Picasso Lopez. Picasso took his mother's maiden name for his last name. Throughout Picasso's childhood his father had always encouraged him to develop his artistic skills. In 1895 he moved to Barcelona where he attended advance classes at the La Lonja Academy.

He did very well here and won a few awards. A few of Picasso's works before 1900 were Carlos Casagemas (1899-1900), Spanish Couple before an Inn (1900), Moulin de la Galette (1900), Femme En Bleu (1901). From 1900-1903 Picasso traveled from Paris back to Barcelona often. He studies Greek, Roman, and Egyptian architecture in both places. In 1901 one of his close friends committed suicide. This period of his life from 1901-1904 Picasso started his blue period. In this period Picasso used mainly blue colors in all of his paintings. He was very depressed and he showed it through his paintings. Some of the Picasso's paintings from the blue period were Self-Portrait (1901), Woman and Child by the Sea (1902), Blue Nude (1902). Throughout Picasso's life whenever he was in need of money he would always burn some of his paintings for heat. This is how he...