Pablo Picasso Fact Sheet: Who was Pablo Picasso? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Pablo Picasso.
Pablo Picasso Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1881 - 1973 *** Full Name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso otherwise known as Pablo Picasso *** Occupation: Spanish Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Ceramicist and Stage Designer *** Date of Birth: Pablo Picasso was born on October 25th 1881 *** Place of Birth: Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain *** Family background: His father was Don Jose Ruiz y Blasco and his mother was Maria Picasso y Lopez. Although he would baptized into the catholic faith in later life he became an atheist. His father was a painter who specialized in naturalist pictures as well as being a professor of an art school *** Early life and childhood: He grew up in a middle-class family with his parents and younger sister, Lola and Conchita *** Education: Pablo Picasso as well as a formal education he was taught artistically by his father he was a traditionalist ***
Pablo Picasso Fact 1: Pablo Picasso was born on October 1881 and during the 19th century period in history when there was much change across Europe and the world, the first and second French, Spanish, Chinese and Holy Roman Empires all collapsed and Europe would see two World Wars.
Pablo Picasso Fact 3: In 1891 the family moved to A Coruna for their father to become a professor at the School of Fine Arts and remained there for four years.
Pablo Picasso Fact 8: In 1900 he made his first excursion to Paris where he befriended Max Jacob, a journalist and poet. Max helped Pablo learn the language and introduced him to the literature and eventually they shared an apartment together.
Pablo Picasso Fact 9: His next period would be his Blue period which lasted from 1901 to 1904 largely characterized by paintings in shades of blue and blue green, somber paintings.
Pablo Picasso Fact 10: 1904 to 1906 saw the Rose period which highlighted a more cheerful style and acrobats and circus characters.
Pablo Picasso Fact 11: His African-influenced period lasted between 1907 and 1909 and this period led directly into his Cubist period style. Picasso together with Georges Braque were using monochrome neutral and brownish shades as well as taking objects apart and studying their shapes.
Pablo Picasso Fact 15: By 1927 Picasso’s marriage ended when he began an affair with Marie-Therese Walter. Under French law he would have to split his wealth with his wife so the pair remained married until she died in 1955. Living in the hope that he would marry her eventually, he never did. Together they had a daughter, Maya. He had a son Paulo with Olga and would later have two more children with Francoise Gilot, Claude and Paloma.
Pablo Picasso Fact 16: In the 1930’s the harlequin in his work was replaced by the minotaur which he developed after becoming acquainted with the surrealist.
Pablo Picasso Fact 17: He was living in Paris when World War II broke out and continued to live there even during the occupation. His style of painting was not in the taste of the Nazis so he refrained from exhibiting any of his work.
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