Picasso was one of the most outstanding and important artist of the 1900’s. he is best known for his paintings. Almost every style in modern art is represented in picasso’s work.
Picasso was born in 1881 in Malaga, Spain as son of an art teacher. He studied painting with his father and also in Madrid.
From about 1895 to 1901 he painted realistic works in a traditionnal style. Then he entered what was called the blue period. During this time he only used shades of blue in his paintings to show poverty he saw in Barcelona.
After 1907, he entered into the style of cubism. Among his well-known cubbist paintings are “The Three Musicians” and “The man with a guitar” wich depict the desctruction of a Spanish town.
Picasso died in france in 1973.