Pablo Picasso


A Spanish painter, a sculptor, founder of the modern art and the main representative of Western modernist painting, it seems that Picasso was born for art. He devoted himself to creating throughout his lifetime. His works are highly productive and changeable, hence, his works are also divided into different periods: the early "blue period", "rose period", "African art and primitivism period", "Synthetic cubism period" and later"Neoclassicism and surrealism period".

In 1900, Picasso came to Paris and settled in 1904. Perhaps he was at a low ebb in life, during this time, his paintings were full of melancholy blue which is why it is called the"blue period". This was also the first time he formed his own style. Blue dominates the whole painting with simplified background and strong and heavy lines while the characters in the paintings are lonely and thin. This is Picasso's focus on the reality of poverty at the end of the century.

In 1904, Picasso's "rose period" began. Soft pink powder replaced the heavy blue as the main colour on the canvas.

In the second half of 1905, Picasso entered the first period of "classicism". The wellproportioned simple classical lines, the simplified characters with geometric corners, and the simple brown-yellow colour bring harmony and balance to the paintings.

In 1906, Picasso met Henri Matisse who was the leader of Fauvism movement and became obsessed with black sculptures and integrated them into the paintings. This was his "African art and primitivism period".

In 1907, Picasso created the work "Les Demoiselles d'Avigno", which represented a turning point in his artistic career. Soon after, he founded "analytic cubism and synthetic cubism", which was not to describe the objective form of objects but to combine the objects themselves and abstract structural forms.

Later, the exploration of "surrealism" began. The shape looked torn, deep, cruel, and grotesque. At this time, Picasso's life was like falling into a vortex of nothingness. He used the woman’s bodies as a creative tool to create paintings that combined reality and dreams.

Later generations called "Picasso was always young". He was never confined to a certain period and constantly drew inspiration from all aspects and combined it with his paintings to create a unique and varied style belonging to Picasso himself.