Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Señor Pablo

The great artist Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (whew! such a looong name) who was born on October 25, 1881 and died on April 8, 1973, was an Andalusian-Spanish painter, sculptor, and draftsman. He's best known for being one of the co-founders of the Cubist movement. Picasso is one of the revolutionary artists of the century having created a great impact in the art world and inspired a new generation of artists and enthusiasts.

Picasso already showed great skill as an artist at a young age and later on developed into a better artist. He studied art in Madrid and made his way to Paris which was then the art capital of Europe. He divided most of his time between Barcelona and Paris during the early part of the twentieth century.

Picasso's art has had several periods and most of his popular works have significant subjects either the people in his life or depictions of social and historic events. He was also known for having several lovers, a wife and four children.

Picasso's Guernica is considered to be one of his masterpieces and it is indeed a sight to behold!

Picasso lived his life in a way which was not the norm during his time. He had famous friends from various fields and he had Communist political views.

Picasso's last words were said to be: “Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can’t drink any more.”

Picasso was one of the brilliant men who walked the earth. His art has inspired a lot of people to break the barriers of classicism and helped paved the way for modern art.

I love this guy and his art!

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