(Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Málaga, 1881 - Moulins, France, 1973) Spanish artist. Son of the artist José Ruiz Blasco, in 1895 he moved with his family to Barcelona, where the young artist wassurrounded by a group of artists and writers, among which include the painter Ramon Casas and Santiago Rusiñol, with whom he used to meet in Els Quatre Gats bar.
Between 1901 and 1904 PabloPicasso alternated his time between Madrid, Barcelona and Paris, while his painting came into the stage called blue period, heavily influenced by symbolism. In the spring of 1904, Picasso decided to movepermanently to Paris and set in a studio on the banks of the Seine. In Paris he befriended, among others, the poets Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob and André Salmon playwright, in the meantime, hispainting underwent a new development, characterized by a palette tending the land and pink colors. Soon after his arrival in Paris came into contact with peripheral personalities and bohemian artworld, as Americans Leo and Gertrude Stein, or that would forever his dealer, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler.
Diego de Velazquez
(Diego de Silva Velazquez, Seville 1599 - Madrid, 1660) Spanish painter.Besides being the foremost artistic personality of his time, Diego Velázquez is also the most prominent figure in Spanish art, unchallenged until the time of Goya.
Diego Velázquez in Seville hisapprenticeship in the studio of Pacheco, whose daughter married in 1617. While still a teenager, he painted some religious works (The Immaculate Conception, Adoration of the Magi) with unusual realism andsharp chiaroscuro effects. In the same period belongs a series of works by genre prodigious figures intense intensity and accuracy in the reproduction rates of both human and inanimate objects, amongother examples include Old Woman Cooking Eggs and The Water Seller of Seville.
Also by then painted pictures of religious unused set in everyday settings, like Christ in the House of Martha and...