Pablo Ruíz Picasso 1881 to 1973

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					Pablo Ruíz Picasso 1881-1973

-The Guinness Book of Records names Picasso as the most prolific painter ever. -Picasso suffered from dyslexia.

Pablo Ruíz Picasso
• • Spanish painter and sculptor. He is best known as the co-founder, along with Georges Braque, of CUBISM. It has been estimated that Picasso produced about 13,500 paintings , 100,000 prints or engravings, 34,000 book illustrations and 300 sculptures or ceramics.


BLUE PERIOD 1901-1904
Blue Period (1901–1904), consisting of somber, blue paintings influenced by a trip through Spain and the recent suicide of his friend Carlos Casagema, often featuring depictions of acrobats, harlequins, prostitutes, beggars and other artists.

This period symbolizes his depression.

ROSE PERIOD 1905-1907
Rose Period (1905–1907), characterized by a more cheery style with orange and pink colors, and again featuring many harlequins. He met Fernande Olivier, a model for sculptors and artists, in Paris at this time, and many of these paintings are influenced by his warm relationship with her, in addition to his exposure to French painting.

African-influenced Period (1908–1909), influenced by the two figures on the right in his painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, which were themselves inspired by African artifacts.

Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), a style of painting he developed along with Braque using monochrome brownish colors, where they took apart objects and "analyzed" them in terms of their shapes.
Le guitariste

Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919), involving the use of collage and cut paper, the first time collage had been used in fine art

Still Life with Chair-caning

Picasso's most famous work is his depiction of the German bombing of Guernica, Spain (the city was destroyed and 1600 were killed. Guernica symbolizes the destructive impact of all war .


Gertrude Stein, friend of Picasso….It took 80 sittings to paint this portrait 1906

Sculpture in Chicago 1960

Picasso used harlequins in many of his early works, especially in his Blue and Rose Periods. A comedic character usually depicted in checkered patterned clothing, the harlequin became a personal symbol for Picasso.

During the 1930s, the minotaur (a creature that was part man and part bull in Greek mythology) replaced the harlequin as a motif which he used often in his work. His use of the minotaur came partly from his contact with the surrealists, who often used it as their symbol, and appears in Picasso's Guernica.

Dora Maar Au Chat 1941

Portrait of his Mistress, Dora Maar
95.2 million dollars Sold in May 2006

Nude on a Black Armchair 1932 Portrait of his mistress, MarieTherese Walter 45.1 million dollars 1999