Pablo Picasso was probably the most famous artist of the twentieth century. During his artistic career, which lasted more than 75 years, he created thousands of works, not only paintings but also sculptures, prints, and ceramics, using all kinds of materials. He almost single-handedly created modern art. He changed art more profoundly than any other artist of this century.
First famous for his pioneering role in Cubism, Picasso continued to develop his art with a pace and vitality comparable to the accelerated technological and cultural changes of the twentieth century. Each change embodied a radical new idea, and it might be said that Picasso lived several artistic lifetimes.
Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, in Malaga, Spain, son of an artist, Jose Ruiz, and Maria Picasso.
In the 1960's, he produced a monumental 50-foot sculpture for the Chicago Civic Center. In 1970, Picasso donated more than 800 of his works to the Berenguer de Aguilar Palace Museum in Barcelona.
Pablo Picasso died on April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France at the age of 91.
The Old Guitarist by Pablo Piccasso. It made me realize the huge role that color plays on emotions when looking at a painting. Here, the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso uses blues to create contrasting moods. Picasso evokes a sense of sadness and loneliness in the painting. It makes you feel extremely sad for the old and lonely man.