Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso (; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. As 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, 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, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp are commonly 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 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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Famous quotes by pablo picasso:

    An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Now at least we know everything that painting isn’t.
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow ... the coup de grâce for the painter as well as for the picture.
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)