Pablo Picasso's Influence On Modern Art

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Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist well known for his contribution to founding Cubism along with Georges Braque. Born on October 25, 1881, in Málaga, Spain and died on April 8, 1973, in Mougins, France, he had created more than 20,000 works in his lifetime (pablopicasso.org). Not only he painted, but sculpted, printed, designed works that were considered radical in the period (McCully, Marilyn). Throughout his career, he created works in various distinct styles that made other artists to respect him greatly (pablopicasso.org). He was most influential in the 20th century and later significantly impacted the development of the modern art with his distinct style (biography.com). Born to Don José Ruiz Blasco and Doña Maria Picasso y Lopez, Picasso showed his talent in art at his early age. His father, who was a professor of art and a painter, gave academic training to Picasso and by the age 13, he had lost interest in academic studies, shifting it to art. By the time when he was 10, his family moved to A Coruña and Picasso started to attend School of Fine Art. Just in a few years, his skills had surpassed his father’s by the time he was 13 (pablopicasso.org). In 1896, his family moved to Barcelona and there, he entered the Royal Academy of San Fernando to further continue his study.…show more content…
In order to depict the gloomy setting of the reality he experienced, he rarely used warm colors in this period. His painting portrayed themes such as poverty and prostitution (encyclopedia.com). His use of colors creates the dark atmosphere as shown in his painting, “Old Jew and a Boy”, “Crouching Woman”, Blind Man’s Meal“, and “The Soup” (McCully, Marilyn). Another work called “La Vie” expresses the torment of his friend (encyclopedia.com). During this period, it was the time when he had moved frequently between the two cities, Paris and Barcelona (McCully,

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