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Pablo Picasso

Born in: 1881

Spain

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« To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all », it is surely what guaranteed Pablo Picasso his universal and timeless recognition! Inspired by his passions of a given moment, and pushing the boundaries of art, he is considered among the most influential artists of the 20th century. His paintings, sculptures, prints and ceramics are absolutely key pieces in the museums of modern art of the world and have influenced some of the greatest artists. Born in 1881 in Malaga, Pablo Picasso was a real art prodigy. At the age of 8, he painted his first oil paintings, at 15 he entered Barcelona's art school, at only 19, he represented Spain the Exposition Universelle in Paris with « Last Moments ».

Following that, he moved to Paris and discovered Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Gauguin and Cézanne. The suicide of his friend Casagemas, with whom he lived in Paris, had a profound effect on him and his sadness permeated all his canvases at the time, this was Picasso's « blue period ». From 1905, his melancholy and blue tones were replaced with joy and rose hues, when the painter fell in love with Fernande Olivier and moved to Bateau Lavoir, where he met artists and writers of the time: Matisse, Apollinaire, Jean Cocteau… this was his « rose period ».

From 1906, his obsession with a more complete representation of space inspired him, along with Georges Braque, to decompose objects and recreate them again on the canvas, in the manner of a collage, to show all facets of them. It was the emergence of Cubism that brought back into play the notion of perspective in art. His work « Les Demoiselles d'Avignon », breaking completely with all the codes of the era, sparked debate and would change, in an irreversible way, the rules for artistic creation in the 20th century.

Judging the image to be complicated to read, he abandoned Cubism in 1915 in favour of more traditional portraits, until the Spanish Civil War, when he painted his largest painting: « Guernica », depicting the horror of the Spanish Civil War and marking the beginning of his political engagement.

He died in 1973 in Mougins, leaving behind me a life rich in amorous passions and moral commitments, permeating his work and marking the history of art indelibly. His work is omnipresent in all the largest modern art collections: at the Musée Picasso in Paris, at MoMA in New-York, in the Museo Reina Sofia and many others...

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Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline et Chevalet, Sculpture

Pablo Picasso

Jacqueline et Chevalet, 1955
28 x 28 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$85,000

Pablo Picasso, Untitled, Print

Pablo Picasso

Untitled, 1961
35.4 x 25.6 inch
Print

$4,220

Pablo Picasso, Portrait 3 (after Pablo Picasso), Print

Pablo Picasso

Portrait 3 (after Pablo Picasso), 1969
25.8 x 19.9 inch
Print

$3,496

Pablo Picasso, Portrait 6 (after Pablo Picasso), Print

Pablo Picasso

Portrait 6 (after Pablo Picasso), 1969
25.8 x 19.9 inch
Print

$3,496

Pablo Picasso, Les Déjeuners, Print

Pablo Picasso

Les Déjeuners, 1962
11.4 x 15.4 inch
Print

$12,297

Pablo Picasso, Sculpteur travaillant à un buste de femme II, Print

Pablo Picasso

Sculpteur travaillant à un buste de femme II, 1965
21.3 x 16.1 inch
Print

$12,056

Pablo Picasso, Les saltimbanques, Print

Pablo Picasso

Les saltimbanques, 1923
33.1 x 24.8 inch
Print

$54,252

Pablo Picasso,  Le Viol from Suite Vollard, Print

Pablo Picasso

Le Viol from Suite Vollard, 1931
23 x 26 inch
Print

$12,000

Pablo Picasso, Sin titulo, Print

Pablo Picasso

Sin titulo, 1968
5.9 x 8.1 inch
Print

$18,235

Pablo Picasso, Sin titulo, Print

Pablo Picasso

Sin titulo, 1970
8.1 x 5.9 inch
Print

$36,325

Pablo Picasso, Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse au Pigeon dans une nuit étoilée from La Suite Vollard, Print

Pablo Picasso

Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse au Pigeon dans une nuit étoilée from La Suite Vollard, 1934
13.4 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$125,000

Pablo Picasso, Sin titulo, Print

Pablo Picasso

Sin titulo, 1967
12.6 x 16.5 inch
Print

$18,235

Pablo Picasso, Sin titulo, Print

Pablo Picasso

Sin titulo, 1971
14.6 x 19.5 inch
Print

$30,092

Pablo Picasso, Portrait 5 (after Pablo Picasso), Print

Pablo Picasso

Portrait 5 (after Pablo Picasso), 1969
25.8 x 19.9 inch
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Pablo Picasso, Portrait 2 (after Pablo Picasso), Print

Pablo Picasso

Portrait 2 (after Pablo Picasso), 1969
25.8 x 19.9 inch
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Pablo Picasso, Homme et femme, Print

Pablo Picasso

Homme et femme, 1927
17.5 x 21.8 inch
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Pablo Picasso, La Danseuse Naine, Print

Pablo Picasso

La Danseuse Naine, 1966
29.5 x 21.7 inch
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Pablo Picasso, 14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (1er croquis), Print

Pablo Picasso

14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (1er croquis), 1943
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
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Pablo Picasso, 14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (8ème croquis), Print

Pablo Picasso

14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (8ème croquis), 1943
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
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Pablo Picasso, 14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (7ème croquis), Print

Pablo Picasso

14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (7ème croquis), 1943
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
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Pablo Picasso, 14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (6ème croquis), Print

Pablo Picasso

14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (6ème croquis), 1943
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
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Pablo Picasso, 14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (5ème croquis), Print

Pablo Picasso

14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (5ème croquis), 1943
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
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Pablo Picasso, 14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (4ème croquis), Print

Pablo Picasso

14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (4ème croquis), 1943
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
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Pablo Picasso, 14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (3ème croquis), Print

Pablo Picasso

14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (3ème croquis), 1943
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
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Pablo Picasso, 14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (2e croquis), Print

Pablo Picasso

14 dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre (2e croquis), 1943
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
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