Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born on the 25th October, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. His father was a painter and a professor of art at the School of Crafts, and also the curator of a localmuseum. Picasso learned the basics of art from his father. Picasso also attended the Academy of Arts in Madrid, but dropped out
Life History of Picasso His real work and career as a painter is said tobegin around 1894 with a painting called The First Communion which showed his sister Lola; and the more famous painting by Pablo Picasso called Portrait of Aunt Pepa. In 1897, his realistic style ofpainting became influenced by Symbolism and came across in a series of landscapes where he used violet and green tones in the colors. While in Paris, Pablo Picasso had a propensity for entertaining andhad among his friends people such as Andre Breton and Gertrude Stein. Gertrude Stein proved to be one of his earliest and most loyal art collectors. All the paintings by Pablo Picasso are usuallyclassified into various 'periods' based on the moods and styles of the paintings. These, in turn, were largely affected by his personal and love life.
The Blue Period: 1901 to 1904 is called Picasso'sBlue Period because many of his paintings in that time were in the shades of blue and blue-green. this time began by suicide of a friend, The subjects of these paintings were prostitutes and beggars.Some of the famous paintings by Pablo Picasso during this period were La Vie, The Blindman's Meal and a portrait called Celestina. An etching called the Frugal Repast also reflected his somber mood ofthe time. Blindness and destitution were an integral part of this theme of paintings. It was also during this time, that he began using the image of a harlequin, in checkered clothing, as his personalmotif in his paintings.
The Rose Period: 1905 to 1907 is called Picasso's Rose Period where his paintings became cheerful with the use of orange and pink colors. These paintings also featured...