Picasso





Pablo Picasso was one of the most interesting artists of his times, and by far was one of the most influential people in art history. Picasso was a man of many different abilities and attributes, which he contributed to the art community in numerous ways. First, Picasso was an extraordinary man for his sheer ability and length of his career as an artist. Also, early in Picasso’s life he was deemed a prodigy with the potential to be one of the greatest ever. After Pablo’s teen years he went on to study at the Academy of San Fernando. Next, Picasso finished his tenure at the Academy and entered a time in his life called the “Blue Period”. After the blue period, Picasso entered his “Rose Period”, which was exemplified with new colors and bright tones. When Picasso left the rose period he entered the realm of cubism, which he is widely considered the creator of. One of Picasso’s most widely known paintings came in 1937 after a nazi bombing of Guernica, in which he made a big anti-war statement. Also, Picasso was not limited to just paintings, he was also a great sculptor and ceramics artists. Picasso was a man of many talents and was one of the world’s greatest artists of, not just his time, but of all time.


First, Picasso was a man for the ages, solely for his ability to live such a full long and lustrous life. Pablo was born October twenty-fifth, 1881, and lived to be ninety-one years of age. Pablo was born in the small town of Malaga, Spain, where he only spent a fraction of his life and much smaller amount of time painting. The fact that he was able to live such a long life is an accomplishment in it self. Life expectancy in today’s society is only seventy some years of age, and he born in a day and age where men were not expected to live for nearly half of that. Picasso was able to contribute to the art community all the up until his death in 1973. Along with that, Picasso also lived through two world wars, an American depression, and the rise and fall of two nazi regimes, which consequently lead to one of his greatest works. Not only did he have to survive life in general; he had to survive the struggles and hardships of war and famine. Picasso’s ability to survive makes him a special person, without even seeing a piece of his art.


In correlation with Picasso’s life span, his origin is also just as extraordinary. When born in 1881, he did not take his father’s name as every normal person does. Instead of taking the name of Ruiz, his father, he chose to take his mother’s maiden name, Picasso. Pablo’s reasoning behind this was that his father’s name was too common, and for a boy of his ability he needed a more exotic name, like Picasso. He believed that to be a painter you could not have a common name, you must have a name that no one else could possibly have as a painter. There has never been another Michaelangelo and there will never be another one, and using this theory Pablo had to choose Picasso. Pablo proved to be a special boy early in his life by showing his ability to paint with the best in the world. At the age of fourteen Picasso completed the one month qualifying exam of the Academy of Fine Arts, which is extraordinary for a grown man, let alone a young boy. Picasso was one of the truly gifted people in the world, and deserved to be deemed a prodigy. Prodigy is a tough standard to live up to, but Pablo was able to prove all his critics wrong with passing the exam from the Academy of Fine Arts. After proving his ability in his youth years Pablo was ready to move into his adult life, which proved to be even more brilliant than his early success as a youth.


Next, Picasso was on to the Academy of San Fernando, where he finely tuned his skills and was ready to approach the world as an adult artist. To go to this academy he was asked to relocate