Pablo Picasso



   Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous artists in the world and Spain can be proud to claim him as one if their own. Picasso was born on October 25 1881 in Malaga Spain. He was the son of an art teacher and was a brilliant student. He actually passed the entrance examination for the Barcelona School of Fina Arts when he was only14 years old and in just one day and was allowed to skip the first two classes!

 Throughout his artistic career Picasso went through a series of phases including the "Blue Period" which lasted from 1900-1904 and was characterized by the the use of different shades of blue, emphasizing the melancholic nature of his subjects. His next period was the "Rose Period" and lasted from 1905-1906. This period was characterized by happier subjects that focused on circus themes. He then moved to Cubism which he developed after he moved to France. This style focused on multiple perspectives or view of one figure.

   He died in 1973. Staying true to his unique character, his last words were "Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can't drink anymore."

Most Famous Pieces


- Possibly one of his most famous pieces.
- Was a protest against the barbaric air raid against a Basque village during the Spanish Civil War.

The Old Guitarist


-From the "Blue Period"

Ma Jolie


-Means "My Pretty Little Girl" in French.
- Was the refrain of a popular French song.
-Abstract Cubist portrait of Picasso's lover Marcelle Humbert playing a stringed instrument

Check out some of his other pieces by clicking on the photos below!

Picasso in action!