Who Was Pablo Picasso? by True KelleyFor those kids like pets, they must find themselves in the book. Picasso is a pet lover. Apart from dogs and turtle, he even had a rat, a monkey and a goat. He drew and invented his artistic language and symbols for the subject. He drew what he thought not what he saw. He tried to use different media apart from paint brush, collage, and etching. Kids would be very familiar with his art projects in reading the books as these are used in VA lessons nowadays. Kids might not know how hard did he try at first.
He drew industrially from a young age. He painted continuously with Baroque for 5 years. He might be the luckiest artist at the time. He was famous, rich and successful. A friend committed suicide. And a lot more were in living without enough food on the table. Even Picasso was once very poor with not enough food to eat that his dog, Frika, pulled a string of sausage to him. What does this tell us?
The life of Picasso is inspirational not only to kids. His love of art, his hard-work, his lovers and his courage to do something different, in his own way. His is a successful story and not always, we have one. Does it matter?
Pablo Picasso Biography
Pablo Picasso is considered to be one of the most famous painters in the twentieth century. He was born in Malaga, Spain on October 20, In addition to painting, Picasso was also a printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright. He spent most of his adult life in France. Picasso showed a passion and a skill for drawing from an early age. From the age of seven, Picasso received formal artistic training from his father in figure drawing and oil painting.
As a significant influence on 20th-century art, Pablo Picasso was an innovative artist who experimented and innovated during his plus years on earth. He was not only a master painter but also a sculptor, printmaker, ceramics artist, etching artist and writer. His work matured from the naturalism of his childhood through Cubism, Surrealism and beyond, shaping the direction of modern and contemporary art through the decades. Picasso lived through two World Wars, sired four children, appeared in films and wrote poetry. He died in Early Years: Although he lived the majority of his adult years in France, Picasso was a Spaniard by birth. He was raised as a Catholic, but in his later life would declare himself an atheist.
Picasso is thought to have made about 50, artworks during his lifetime, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and ceramics. From his extensive production there are many celebrated pieces. For nearly 80 of his 91 years, Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that contributed significantly to the whole development of modern art in the 20th century, notably through the invention of Cubism with the artist Georges Braque about Building on the work of 19th-century art movements, Cubism radically changed the course of representation by acknowledging the illusionistic tricks required to depict three-dimensional objects on a flat canvas. In rejecting the naturalism that Western artists had favoured since the Renaissance, Cubism consequently changed the ways in which people think about the role of art. It ushered in the abstract movements of the 20th century and continues to influence the art of the 21st. Picasso never kept within stylistic boundaries, and he continued to experiment with different approaches and media into the last decade of his life.
Regarded as one of the 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 , and Guernica , a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces during the Spanish Civil War. 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. After , the Fauvist work of the slightly older artist Henri Matisse motivated Picasso to explore more radical styles, beginning a fruitful rivalry between the two artists, who subsequently were often paired by critics as the leaders of modern art. Picasso's work is often categorized into periods.