Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) is one of the most well-known and prolific artists of all time, painting over 20, 000 pieces. Starting from a young age he always had immense artistic talent, so much so that his father, also an artist, put down his paintbrush and declared he’d never paint again. Picasso is probably most famous for co-founding the Cubist movement with Georges Braque, but the great thing about Picasso is that within his immense body of work, he developed so many different painting styles while still keeping his own distinctive voice – you know a Picasso when you see one. Here’s a brief visual journey through Picasso’s different periods of creativity.
Childhood & Earliest Works (1881-1901)
Blue Period (1901-1904)
Rose Period (1904-1906)
Black Period (1906-1907)
Classicism & Surrealism (1913-1945)
Later Works (1946-1973)
One of my favourite Picasso’s is “Le Moulin de la Galette”, which he painted at age 19 during his first trip to Paris. What is your favourite Picasso?