Portrait of Pablo Picasso

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”.

Picasso’s artwork

Like many artists, Pablo went through several phases in his work throughout his life. These phases are, with examples:

An example of Picasso’s work from the “Blue Period”. With the exception of the guitar, the colour palette of the painting is mostly blue.
An example of Picasso’s work from the “Rose Period”. As the name suggests, lots of red colours are used in his work during this period.
One of Picasso’s paintings done in the style of African art and primitivism.
Picasso in front one of his paintings done in the synthetic cubism style.
One of Picasso’s paintings, which is done in the neoclassicism (notice how the clothes he is wearing is similar to those worn in the Tudor/Stuart era) and surrealism (the hat he is wearing and the colours on the clothing are surreal.)
One of Picasso’s most famous artworks, which shows how he felt about the Spanish Civil War that was taking place at the time.


Pablo Picasso died on 8th April 1973 in Mougins, France from heart failure.