INSPIRATION: Pablo Picasso

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)

“Science and Charity”, 1897 & ” Le Moulin de la Galette”, 1900

Blue Period (1901-1904)

“Le Gourmet”, 1901 & “La Vie”, 1903

Rose Period (1904-1906)

“Acrobat and Young Harlequin”, 1905 & “Boy with Pipe”, 1905

Black Period (1906-1907)

“Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”, 1907 & Self Portrait, 1907

Cubism (1909-1912)

“Accordionist”, 1911 & “Still Life with Bowl and Fruit”, 1912

Classicism & Surrealism (1913-1945)

“Guernica”, 1937

Later Works (1946-1973)

“Embrace”, 1971 & “Self Portrait”, 1972


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?

Alison Hickey

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Alison Harmsworth is a set designer based in Toronto. Her credits include 'Schitt's Creek', 'Good Witch', 'A Christmas Horror Story', 'Remedy', and 'Spun Out'.

  1. […] INSPIRATION: Pablo Picasso (artdepartmental.com) […]

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  2. he is pretty cool. my friend did a project on him.

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  3. he is full with different things about him

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