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A Short Biography of Pablo Picasso

A Short Biography of Pablo Picasso

Applewood Books

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Arguably one of the most influential artists in the world, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) led a life with epic appetites for art, experiences, and women. His art reads like a storyboard of his life—each period expressing responsiveness and exploration. Picasso came from an artistic family. His father, an art professor and painter, guided Pablo's art training. Picasso began receiving honors at an early age. Each of his tumultuous relationships with women coincided with a new period of artistic experimentation. Throughout his life, he revolutionized the art world, creating in paint, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and poetry.

  • Written by April Dammann

Product Details

  • Product Type: Biography, Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Published in 2017
  • Shipping Dimensions: 6.8 × 4.3 × 0.25 inches  (17.3 × 10.9 × 0.6 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb (4.0 oz; 113 g)
  • SKU010003291 | 9781944038175

About the Artist, Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), the influential 20th-century artist from Spain, revolutionized modern art through his visionary creativity and groundbreaking contributions. From his early prodigious talent to his co-founding of Cubism, Picasso's diverse body of work, including paintings, sculptures, and ceramics, continues to inspire artists worldwide.

Born on October 25, 1881, in Málaga, Spain, Picasso displayed remarkable artistic abilities from a young age. His artistic journey led him to experiment with various styles and techniques, leaving an indelible mark on the art world. Picasso's artistic career can be divided into distinct periods, each characterized by its own unique style and thematic focus. Notably, his Blue Period, marked by melancholic and somber tones, reflected his deep empathy for human suffering. Subsequently, the Rose Period brought a shift towards brighter colors and more optimistic subjects.

However, it was with the advent of Cubism that Picasso's revolutionary artistic vision reached its zenith. Alongside Georges Braque, he co-founded this groundbreaking movement, which shattered traditional notions of representation. Through fragmented forms and multiple perspectives, Picasso challenged the boundaries of art and delved into the abstract realm. This period marked a turning point in the history of art, solidifying Picasso's status as a visionary and innovator. His unparalleled creativity and tireless experimentation continue to inspire generations of artists, cementing his legacy as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

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Founded in Carlisle, Massachusetts in 1976 by Phil Zuckerman, Applewood Books specializes in publishing "books for the Cultural Traveler," high-quality, American-manufactured books that help tell the stories of America—its places, its people, and its history.

 

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The Short Biographies series by Applewood Books features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to the museum.

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Founded in Carlisle, Massachusetts in 1976 by Phil Zuckerman, Applewood Books specializes in publishing "books for the Cultural Traveler," high-quality, American-manufactured books that help tell the stories of America—its places, its people, and its history.

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