Pablo Picasso

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Picasso - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
Picasso - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

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  • Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
  • Everything you can imagine is real.
  • Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
  • Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
  • The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
  • If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness!
  • Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
  • Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
  • It takes a long time to become young.
  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
  • Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
  • I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

Details (from Wikipedia)

Pablo Picasso was born 25 October 1881, died 8 April 1973. He was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the Bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces at the behest of the Spanish nationalist government during the Spanish Civil War.

Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp are regarded as the three artists who most defined the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics.

Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. His work is often categorized into periods. While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919), also referred to as the Crystal period.

Exceptionally prolific throughout the course of his long life, Picasso achieved universal renown and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, and became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.


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