Science and Charity by Pablo Picasso, painted 1896-1897 when he was barely sixteen years old.
Pablo Picasso´s baptism Name, Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso.
Picasso’s family was of middle-class background. His mother was María Picasso y López and father Don José Ruiz y Blasco (1838–1913) was a painter and professor of art at the School of Crafts and a curator of a local museum.
From the age of seven, Picasso received formal artistic training from his father in figure drawing and oil painting.
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 1906, 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.
Pablo Picasso paintings is usual categorized into time periods. While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901-1904), the Rose Period (1904-1906), the African-influenced Period (1907-1909), Analytic Cubism (1909-1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912-1919), also referred to as the Crystal period. Much of Picasso’s work of the late 1910s and early 1920s is in a neoclassical style, and his work in the mid 1920s often has characteristics of Surrealism. His later work often combines elements of his earlier styles.
Exceptionally prolific throughout the course of his long life, Picasso achieved universal renown and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, and became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Juan Gris 1912
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
It takes a long time to become young.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.