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Amazing ArtistsA brief biography of Picasso
  • By Leigh White
  • Education 467 Computers in Education

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Table of Contents
The Rose Period
Pablo Picasso
Date and Place of Birth
The Spanish Civil War
Expanding his Art
The Young Picasso
The Blue Period
In Memoriam
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Pablo Picasso
  • 1881-1973
  • great artist of the 20th century
  • artisitic career spanned over 75 years
  • artwork now worth millions of dollars

4
Date and Place of Birth
  • Born on October 25, 1881
  • Malaga, Spain
  • son of an artist, Jose Ruiz
  • his mother was Maria Picasso

5
The Young Picasso
  • His artisitic talents were evident at a young
    age.
  • At 14 years Picasso was admitted to the Academy
    of Fine Arts in Barcelona.
  • He completed the month-long qualifying exam in
    one day!

6
The Blue Period
  • This period lasted between 1901-1904
  • known as blue period because of the tonality of
    his paintings
  • this was a sad time in Picassos life

7
The Rose Period
  • This period lasted between 1905-1906
  • there was a dramatic shift in Picassos art
  • He became fascinated with acrobats, clowns,
    wandering circus families.

8
The Spanish Civil War
  • 1936-1939
  • Picasso sided with the Spanish Republic
  • Appointed director of the Prado Museum
  • a bombing of Guernica inspired his mural, the
    anti-war painting Guernica

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Expanding his Art
  • 1940s and the 1950s
  • During WWII, Picasso lived in Paris and began
    making ceramics, as well as persuing new methods
    of lithography
  • By the 1950s he was sculpting
  • In 1960 he made a 50-foot scultpure for the
    Chicago Civic Center

10
In Memoriam
  • Died April 8, 1973 at the age of 91 years.
  • Spent last days in Mougins, France
  • His incessant creativity characterized him,
    making him one of the greatest genuises of our
    time.

11
Picassos Art
  • Click on the print to view some of Picassos
    artwork!
  • (you do not need to buy, it is a good site with a
    lot of art)

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Credits
  • www.theatreonthesquare.com
  • www.diologue-gallery.com
  • www.globalgallery.com
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