We owe much to Picasso, the famous artist who was born in Spain. His cubism and surrealistic style of painting, along with the invention of the collage, have been passed down through the years. Picasso painted with a passion; he was a natural at painting, although his father taught him everything he knew. Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 and lived a long life. He painted right up to his death at the age of 91 on April 8, 1973.
Picasso was the inspiration behind nearly every art movement during the 1900′s. His ability to create one painting using two different styles marveled those who knew him. His art was in its “Blue Period” and “Rose Period” when he worked in Paris from the years 1900 through 1906. His first painting in the cubism style was the immensely popular Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon. He painted using the cubism style over the next 15 years, then he began adding small pieces of paper and string to his painting.
Picasso invented the collage. We are very familiar with the collage, as our children work with small pictures, triangles and other shapes of paper, often gluing them on poster board or other backgrounds. Picasso also worked in other styles, at times painting one painting in two entirely different styles. His most famous paintings were The Three Musicians and Guernica, one a cubism style painting, the other surrealism. Picasso was successful financially, owing his success to his incredible talent which has been passed down to future artists and art lovers over the years.