Pablo Picasso needs no introduction. The man who said “Art is a lie that brings us nearer to Truth”, stands as the epitome of artistic brilliance.
Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult and working life in France. The undisputed icon of 20th century art, Picasso co-founded the Cubist movement, invented the constructed sculpture, and co-invented the collage. He excelled in diverse styles that he created and explored throughout his artistic career. His most famous works include the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces.
Picasso demonstrated his awe striking talent by painting in a naturalistic way all through his childhood and adolescence. It was during the first decade of the 20th century that the artist changed his style and began to experiment with various theories, techniques, forms and ideas. The Fauvist work of artist Henri Matisse motivated Picasso to explore with more styles. Thus began a bitter-sweet rivalry between the two artists, who as a consequence, were often paired by critics as the leading masters of modern art.
Pablo Picasso's artworks are often segregated into periods. The names of many of his later periods works remain unknown, while the most frequently accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919), which is also referred to as the Crystal period. Most of his works of the late 1910s and early 1920s is in neoclassical style, whereas his works in the mid-1920s often carry the hallmark of Surrealism. His later works often amalgamate the techniques of his earlier styles. His remarkable style and skill still remain unparalleled even after so many years. In the sequence of his long life, Picasso achieved universal acclaim and great fortune for his ground-breaking artistic accomplishments, and he remains to be one of the most revered figures in 20th-century art. If interested, you can buy Pablo Picasso paintings at our online auction.