Pablo Picasso might be one of the most influential artists of the 1800s. Born in Spain, Picasso was noted to be a child protegy, and his talents were recognized early on. Picasso was a rebel, and could often be found frequenting the intellectual cafes of Paris as a young teenager. His lifestyle certainly influenced his art, and it is a large part of the reason that he is still recognized as a renowned artist today.
Picasso began his entry into the artwork as a young child, and some of his earliest work includes two self portraits, “Child With A Dove” and “The Absinthe Drinker”. In his earliest years, he often expressed feeling confined by the medium for his art and the limited potential a traditional mode of artistry allowed him. He was always looking for ways to reinvent himself, and thus, was often perceived as a frustrated man.
By the 1930’s, Picasso was recognized as one of the most famous artists in the world. At that time, his works often depicted images of war, as war was a part of this time period and present in the minds of many. Brutality and facism are common themes in Picasso’s work during this time period, but no less common are the women that he met and loved. Some of his most beautiful portraits of women came about during this time, and they included “Guernica”, “Woman-Flower” and “Portrait de Francoise”, to name but a few.
Picasso had a long career full of masterpieces, with some of the most astounding coming in the later period of his life. While some would view these pieces as lazy and uninteresting, they provide a glimpse into the life of a man who had experienced a lot.
Picasso’s work can still be found in some of the most respected galleries across the world. His talents are timeless, and they have influenced artists all over the world for generations.