Pablo Picasso was born more than 120 years ago (1881) in Malaga, Spain.
He is famous for being the co-founder
of Cubism which is a style of painting where
objects of the painting subject are broken up and re-painted in an abstract form.
When Pablo was age 7 his father (who was also a painter) gave him artistic training in figure drawing and oil
Later on Pablo studied art in Madrid and then went to Paris when he was about 19. In 1900 Paris was considered
the art capital of Europe.
Picasso's work is divided into periods - The Blue
Period (1901-1904), which were sad looking paintings using blue and blue-green colours.
The Rose Period (1905-1907), which was a more happy style with orange and pink colours.
The African-influenced Period (1908-1909) and The Cubism Period (1909- 1919)
Through-out his life Picasso also did ceramic and bronze sculptures, drawings, etchings and poetry. He also did
paintings of other famous artist's paintings but in his own style.
He died (heart attack) in 1973 Age 91 - His final words were "Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can’t drink any
Self Portrait 1901 Old
Guitarist 1903 Three Musicians
1921 Still Life with Guitar 1922 Marie-Therese The Doves 1937
Unusual Facts about Picasso
Pablo's real name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los
Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz Picasso. A lot of the names are of saints and relatives.
According to his mother, Pablo's first words were "piz, piz", which is short for lapiz - Spanish for
Some of his paintings are amongst the most expensive in the world.