SEMINARS IN MODERN ART








SEMINARS IN MODERN ART
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Pablo Ruiz y Picasso was born on Oct. 25, 1881, in
Malaga, on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. His father was
an art teacher and taught his smart son. Picasso studied at
the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona, where his father was
a professor. Pablo had already mastered the realistic
technique of painting.

Picasso\'s style began to form in the years from 1901 to
1904, a period often referred to as his blue period because
of the blue tones he used in his paintings at that time.As
he became more good, Picasso changed, and the blue tones
changed to a pinkish red. At the same time his subject
matter grew less relaxed and included dancers, acrobats etc.
The paintings he did during the years between 1905 and 1907
belong to his rose period.

In 1907 Picasso went in an totally different direction
with \'Les Demoiselles d\'Avignon\'. This painting shows the
influence of his new fascination with primitive art and
carvings, especially those of African background. The
picture represents a turning point in art because it opened
the door to cubism and the later abstract movement.






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