Pablo Picasso Curated
Spanish painter, sculptor
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Why do you paint in such a way that your expression is so difficult for the public to understand?
I paint this way because here is the result of my thoughts. I have worked for years to get there, and if I take a step backwards, it would be an insult to the public as it is the result of my reflections. I can not make use of a common method simply in order to have the satisfaction of being understood.
What challenges did Pablo Picasso face?
Picasso was dyslexic, a learning disability which flipped the orientation of letters and words in his brain. Picasso paintings depicted what he saw, and his dyslexia was no doubt an influence to his famous artwork. Picasso's early schooling years were filled with failed attempts at keeping up.
What was Picasso's main style?
Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, famous for paintings like 'Guernica' and for the art movement known as Cubism.
What type of art influenced Pablo Picasso's work?
It was a confluence of influences - from Paul Cézanne and Henri Rousseau, to archaic and tribal art - that encouraged Picasso to lend his figures more structure and ultimately set him on the path towards Cubism, in which he deconstructed the conventions of perspective that had dominated painting since the Renaissance.
Can you describe about his experiment with art?
In his early 20s, Picasso began to experiment with new ways to create meaning through unconventional brushwork styles and color palettes of blue and rose. His first exhibit was not a financial success.
How did Picasso began to question the conventional art wisdom in Europe?
At school, Picasso began to question the conventional art wisdom in Europe. For example, why should a portrait strive to duplicate reality from a single viewpoint, when the recent invention of photography made it possible for anyone with the right equipment to accurately portray a person’s face?
Where did he study?
As a teenager, Picasso studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. There he learned how to paint realistic images of people and landscapes, just like his father had before him.
Where was he born?
Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain on October 25, 1881. His father was an artist and art teacher in the classic European style.