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Pablo Picasso  

Very few people have made a huge impact on art as did Pablo Picasso. This is an libguide about his life and his artwork.
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A look at the man.

What a long birth name!

 Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso

Quotes from the man himself.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Picasso Interview in 1966.


Who is a Pablo Picasso?


Cubist art lesson


Pablo at work.


Pablo in color.

Picasso talk

In 1937, whole of city Guernica was destroyed by Hitler's forces with Franco's support. Thousands of people were killed and the remaining were very badly injured. The next morning, Picasso saw the news papers that published the news story on the destruction of Guernica and made a painting about the destruction. After this painting was finished, it was kept in his painting studio and one of the Nazi officers visited the studio who saw the painting and asked Picasso, “Did you do this?” Picasso is said to be replied, “No I didn’t, did it.” 

Picasso co-founded Cubism.

8 Things you may not Know about Picasso.

Pablo Picasso died on April 8, 1973, having become arguably the most famous artist of the 20th century. His productivity was unmatched, with tens of thousands of works to his name, including groundbreaking abstract paintings such as “Guernica.” To this day, he remains so popular that entire museums in Barcelona, Paris and elsewhere are devoted to his career, and his pieces can fetch over $100 million at auction. Below, explore eight facts about Picasso on the 40th anniversary of his death.

Picasso's Resting Place

Wikipedia: Picasso


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