Pablo Picasso


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Pablo Diego Josรฉ Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Marรญa de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, simply known as Pablo Picasso is considered one of the masters of painting of the twentieth century.

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The fact that the father of Picasso was a professor of design at the School of Fine Arts had a decisive influence on the cultural background of the young artist Pablo.
ย Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, on October 25, 1881. After spending in Malaga the first ten years of his life, in the period between ten and fourteen, Picasso arrived in Barcelona and stayed there until the age of nineteen
In late summer of 1900, unable to bear more the environment that surrounds him, he decided to move to Paris.

Here he usually attends the districts of Montmartre and Montparnasse , among his friends Georges Braque, Andrรฉ Breton, Guillaume Apollinaire, and the writer Gertrude Stein
In Paris he met a girl his own age, Fernande Olivier, with whom he began a long emotional relationship. She is been portrayed in many of the paintings of the “pink period”.

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Picasso returned in the same year (1900) in Spain, very much influenced by the experience of Paris. In particular, he was struck by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who was inspired by some of the works of that period.
Picasso was married twice, he had four children by three different women and numerous extra-marital relations

It is said that. at the end of the 30s, the ambassador of France Nazi Otto Abetz had visited Pablo Picasso at his apartment in Paris and, noting on the table a photo of the painting Guernica, asked him: “Have you done this horror, Master?” And the artist replied: “No, it is your work.”

Picasso died of heart attack on 8 April 1973 in Mougins, Provence, at the age of 91 years.

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