Pablo Picasso was an artist. Picasso is known for a wide variety of artistic styles, including constructed sculptures and the collage. He went through several “periods” of work throughout his life, each of which had a particular style that was present throughout the work he produced during that time.
Pablo Picasso was born on 25th October 1881 at 11.15pm in Málaga, Spain. From when he was a young child, he was passionate about drawing. His mum said that his first words were Spanish for “pencil”.
Like many artists, Pablo went through several phases in his work throughout his life. These phases are, with examples:
- Blue Period (1901 – 1904)
- Rose Period (1904 – 1906)
- African art and primitivism (1907 – 1909)
- Analytic cubism (1909 – 1912)
- Synthetic cubism (1912 – 1919)
- Neoclassicism and surrealism (1919 – 1929)
- The Great Depression (1930 – 1939)
- Second World War and late 1940s (1939 – 1949)
- Final years (1949 – 1973)
Pablo Picasso died on 8th April 1973 in Mougins, France from heart failure.