Pablo Picasso: The Only Spanish Mastermind from the 20th Century

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth – Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso, the name itself is vigorous enough to take us all into Déjà vu. The Spanish artist was considered to be devastatingly famous figure of the 20th century in the world of art. No other artist during that time had such massive audience and critics following like Picasso. Not a single movement that took place during Picasso’s life passed by without taking inspiration from his collaboration in Cubism. Hence, there is hardly anyone around the globe who has not heard of his name or existence.  Not just that, the number of pieces he had colluded for art in a short lifespan was enough to fill a great part of the art gallery around the world. Whatever form of art movement was held, Picasso was always the first to be a part of it. His explicit style and way of communication through his work was the main source of his success.

The Origin of Spanish’s Great Artist

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in the region of Malaga in Spain on 25th of October, 1881. Since many great artists were scratched from this very land, Pablo Picasso was one of them. His arrival into this world not only gifted art a distinct painter, but a sculpture, a stage designer, and a graphic designer as well. His versatility was what made him among the most influential public figure of his time. By the age of only 15, this talented veteran got admission in advanced classes of the Royal Academy of Art in the city of Barcelona. His teachers were proud and awestricken, all at the same time when they first explored the hidden yet out of this world talent. The distinct quality appeared in his early work, comprised “The Old Woman”, which was considered as one of his achievements during his early times. He spent majority of his life’s years in Paris, from 1904 to 1947, as it was his favorite city and a place that influenced him to paint.

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Periods of Picasso’s Work

With great artists come great experiences. Pablo Picasso’s life is filled with so many colors and variations that historian later categorized his lifespan into different periods. There were phases where Picasso glued to certain themes and gestures that were entirely differ from some of his other work. During the 1901-1904, comes the Blue Period, in which the main focus of Picasso was to highlight the darkness, somberness, and mediocrity of his surroundings. This period contains more blues and blacks in his expressions.  After that Rose Period began, which was embodied with more vivid colors and euphoric themes, however, it lasted for two years only. This was the period when Picasso hauled in to sculpture making and allowed many other artists at that time to visit his gallery of paintings in France.

Innovative Style and Gifted Approach

By the year of 1920, Picasso interest did a fine shift towards classic themes and gigantic monumental nudes, and his pieces became more like interpreters that were majorly reminiscent of the past sadistic happenings. In 1937, when Guernica was bombarded with massive explodes, Picasso took hold of his paint brushes and pictured an anguishing movement, which not only added more glamour to his gallery but also became a way via which he promulgated how badly he hated wars. The Guernica painting is the compelling political painting in the contemporary art and emulate with the sort of Mexican paintings done by Diego Rivera. Later, many more masterpieces of Picasso came up front, which includes Naked Woman on the Beach and Shovel, and The Rape of the Sabine Women.

The reason why Pablo Picasso left marks in the history is his distinct artistic approach towards nature and reality. He retaliated with best of his works whenever he was challenged during his time of art rule. The sudden shift in his sculptures, paintings, and graphic art never lost his targeted audience’s attention. Picasso died in France in April 1973, and by the time he left the world, staggering number of 22,000 pieces of his art work was discovered, which include sculptures, paintings, graphic designs, ceramics, mosaics, and stage art.

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Huda Ayaz has studied journalism. A shopaholic, chocaholic, and bookaholic. Potterhead by heart. Loves to travel, and explore new things. A procrastinator, a narcissist, a sci-fi freak, and a foodie. G +: Huda Ayaz Twitter: @IGotSherlocked

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