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Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso's Biography

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso, (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo ˈrwiθ piˈkaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. He is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, [2] [3] 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 German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

Picasso is commonly regarded, along with Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define 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 realistic 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 revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortune, making him one of the best-known figures in 20th century art.


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A 19-by-20-foot theater curtain "Le Tricorne"  painted by Pablo Picasso hangs at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York City
A 19-by-20-foot theater curtain "Le Tricorne" painted by Pablo Picasso hangs at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York City
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  • Confiscated art returned

      News Source: CNN | 10 days ago
    Prosecutors said they had returned the seized collection to Cornelius Gurlitt, who inherited the almost priceless artworks from his father, in light of new evidence. Their statement came two days after news of a deal between Gurlitt, Germany's
  • Art and Design in the California Desert

      News Source: Santa Barbara Independent | 1 month ago
    Article Tools Modernism Week, the annual gathering in Palm Springs to celebrate all things mid-century, turned nine this year, and I joined in the festivities as part of a group from the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Miki Garcia served as
  • Giacometti masterpieces glow at Rome's Borghese Gallery

      News Source: Ansa | 2 months ago
    Masterpieces by Italian-Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) will feature in an exhibit at Rome's Galleria Borghese opening on Wednesday and continuing through May 25. Bronzes by Giacometti, whose doubt-infused work fascinated

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