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Biography on the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso
Born Pablo Ruiz Picasso - Malaga, Spain - 25th of October, 1881 / Died - France, April 8, 1973
Popular Pablo Picasso paintings include "Family of Saltimbanques", "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", "Three Musicians", and "Guernica"
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Pablo Picasso Biography
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Born as: "Pablo, Diego, José, Francisco de Paula, Juan Nepomuceno, Maria de los Remedios, Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad"
Picasso was born on: October 25, 1881
Born at: Málaga, Spain
Picasso Died: April 8, 1973 at the age of 91. He died in Mougins, France and is buried at the Château of Vauvenargues with his wife Jacqueline.
Pablo Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He was a prolific artist who lived a long life and produced a vast and varied ouvre. Picasso worked in painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, collage, drawing, and set design. His subject matter included everything from bull fighting to love making and his style varied from detailed realism, to an almost abstract Cubism, and a late painterly period. The artist missed the mark on many works but he more than made up for them with his numerous great works. It has been estimated that the Spanish artist produced around 50,000 artworks over his life time so he had little time for culling the weaker images.
Picasso attracted fame and fortune during his lifetime like no artist had ever done before him and perhaps ever done since. He lived in palatial mansions, amassed an impressive art collection, and could afford to live how he wished.
- "Art is the elimination
of the unnecessary."
- "Variation does
not mean evolution. If an artist varies his mode of expression this
only means that he has changed his manner of thinking, and in changing,
it might be for the better or it might be for the worse."
- "In the old days
pictures went forward toward completion by stages. Every day brought
something new. A picture used to be a sum of additions. In my case
a picture is a sum of destructions. I do a picture.. then I destroy
it. In the end though, nothing is lost: the red I took away from
one place turns up somewhere else."
- "Art is never chaste.
It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into
contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous.
Where it is chaste, it is not art."
- "Success is dangerous.
One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous
than to copy others. It leads to sterility."
- "Only put off until
tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."
- "I can hardly understand
the importance given to the word research in connection with modern
painting. In my opinion to search means nothing in painting. To
find is the thing. Nobody is interested in following a man who,
with his eyes fixed on the ground, spends his life looking for the
purse that fortune should put in his path. The one who finds something
no matter what it might be, even if his intention were not to search
for it, at least arouses our curiosity, if not our admiration."
- "Painting is stronger
than me, it makes me do its bidding."