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Inspired by Picasso

As the first artist to be exhibited at the Louvre during his lifetime, Pablo Picasso not only revolutionized modern art but also laid the foundations for contemporary art. He devoted himself to all forms of art, and it was this creative productivity and ability to constantly renew his style that made him one of the greatest artists of his century.

Picasso was only 20 when he left his native Spain for Paris. As soon as he arrived, he abandoned the academic training received at the Spanish school of fine arts, launching instead into personal projects. He was greatly inspired by the Impressionists, notably Cézanne, Van Gogh and Degas, but would be later hugely influenced by a tragedy that would ensue; the suicide of his childhood friend Carlos Casagemas. This event marked the beginning of his “Blue Period", where he aimed to convey a melancholic world populated with distressed characters. Only later would Picasso's works regain life: filled with images of harlequins, acrobats and mothers with their children. These more delicate and cheerful paintings belonged to Picasso's “Rose Period", which would give a breath of fresh air to his research. The influence of primitive art would also considerably change his style.


The creation of The Young Ladies of Avignon in 1907 marks the artistic revolution of Picasso as this is the beginning of Cubism; a movement which takes the art world by storm. Picasso develops this style alongside Braque, where reality is fragmented, deformed and recreated according to their preferences. Despite the growth of geometrisation, Picasso only grazes abstraction without ever actually touching it, as there is always an element that links his works back to reality. Initially a simple experiment by Picasso and Braque, Cubism becomes a real artistic art movement and is followed by a number of artists. However Picasso wouldn't settle with just Cubism, his creative streak would lead him to creating an incredibly diverse range of works for the rest of his life. For a while, classicism continuously reappeared in his works, yet the distortion of reality is Picasso's signature. Cubism and Surrealism are evident in his famous portraits including The Kiss the The Dream, where he depicts multiple perspectives of the face. He also covered current affairs in his works, denouncing in particular the destruction of war with incredible pieces such as the famous Guernica and Dove of Peace.


No medium escaped Picasso's artistic exploration, whether it be painting, engraving, drawing or sculpture, he devoted himself to all forms of art. He created various works: pushing boundaries with the avant-garde, and straddling several movements and techniques in a single work of art. His influences vary from Matisse to Gauguin, from Ingres to primitive art, all ultimately resulting in works that have massively inspired the world of modern and contemporary art. Picasso provided the artists that came after him with an incredible catalogue of material; whether they are inspired directly by his works or belong to the movements influenced by Picasso, many talented artists are continuing the great Spanish master's work. Discover them on Artsper.

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Miguel Guía, Cubicando el cubismo, Painting

Miguel Guía

Cubicando el cubismo, 2019
32.3 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,565

RS Artist, World of Pop, Painting

RS Artist

World of Pop, 2019
38.2 x 51.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,019

Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #40 (Tribute to Robert Doisneau, Les Pains de Picasso, 1952), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #40 (Tribute to Robert Doisneau, Les Pains de Picasso, 1952), 2016
27.6 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,377

Laurina Paperina, Picasso, Painting

Laurina Paperina

Picasso, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$996

Claude Venard, Fin de repas, Série Les précieuses, Painting

Claude Venard

Fin de repas, Série Les précieuses, 1965
10.6 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,395

Alain Rothstein, Longue vue, Painting

Alain Rothstein

Longue vue, 1991
15.7 x 15 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,698

Our recommendations Lucien Clergue, Picasso Preside la Corrida - Frejus, 1962, Photography

Lucien Clergue

Picasso Preside la Corrida - Frejus, 1962, 1962
18 x 22 inch
Photography

$12,000

Michel Philippon, Monsieur le Professeur est amoureux, Painting

Michel Philippon

Monsieur le Professeur est amoureux, 2012
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,075

André Villers, Pablo Picasso, Photography

André Villers

Pablo Picasso, 1960
10.2 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,981

Laurence de Valmy, Picasso, Painting

Laurence de Valmy

Picasso, 2019
39.8 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,772

Armin Völckers, Painting Retreat (Picassos Wives), Painting

Armin Völckers

Painting Retreat (Picassos Wives), 2017
55.1 x 36.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$8,800

Pierre Collin, Nus rouges - Picasso Grand Palais , Print

Pierre Collin

Nus rouges - Picasso Grand Palais , 2012
35.4 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$792

Jacques Henri Lartigue, Jacqueline Roque, Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Francine and Carole Weisweiller and Florette, at the Bullfight, Vallauris, Photography

Jacques Henri Lartigue

Jacqueline Roque, Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Francine and Carole Weisweiller and Florette, at the Bullfight, Vallauris, 1955
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$2,207

Our recommendations Jaime Castillo, Guernika, Sculpture

Jaime Castillo

Guernika, 2016
15.7 x 15.7 x 29.5 inch
Sculpture

$8,218

Miguel Guía, Cheval Cubiste de Guernica, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Cheval Cubiste de Guernica, 2003
11 x 4.7 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$362

Miguel Guía, Guitariste Arlequin, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Guitariste Arlequin, 2005
10.6 x 3.5 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$362

Our recommendations C215, Picasso, Painting

C215

Picasso, 2019
39.4 x 46.5 inch
Painting

$9,056

Erró, Hommage à Picasso, Painting

Erró

Hommage à Picasso, 2017
25.6 x 13.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,621

Our recommendations Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Picasso, Painting

Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Picasso, 2017
22 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$340

Julien Raynaud, Sous les feuilles de palmier, Painting

Julien Raynaud

Sous les feuilles de palmier, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,717

PyB, Rêve Picasso extended, Painting

PyB

Rêve Picasso extended, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$170

PyB, Femme au livre Picasso extended, Painting

PyB

Femme au livre Picasso extended, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$170

Corneille, O Colombe, Print

Corneille

O Colombe, 2009
40.9 x 32.7 inch
Print

$3,113

Our recommendations Arman, Violon coupé IV (Hommage à Picasso), Sculpture

Arman

Violon coupé IV (Hommage à Picasso), 2004
24 x 6.5 x 7.3 inch
Sculpture

$10,753

Our recommendations Vik Muniz, Woman with fan, after Picasso (Pictures of Pigment), Photography

Vik Muniz

Woman with fan, after Picasso (Pictures of Pigment), 2007
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$35,500

Georges Terzian, La gitane, Painting

Georges Terzian

La gitane, 2001
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,188

Aiiroh, Street Cubism, Painting

Aiiroh

Street Cubism, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,773

Georges Terzian, Le verre au Damier, Painting

Georges Terzian

Le verre au Damier, 1994
18.1 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,773

Max Papart, Composition, Print

Max Papart

Composition, 1970
21.3 x 29.5 inch
Print

$340

Cieu, Guernichat !, Painting

Cieu

Guernichat !, 2018
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,905

Joan Ponç, Pablo Picasso, Print

Joan Ponç

Pablo Picasso, 1969
15 x 11 inch
Print

$509

Iván Araujo, Antar Mouna II, Painting

Iván Araujo

Antar Mouna II, 2017
16.5 x 20.1 inch
Painting

$1,811

Our recommendations Mathieu Weiler, Puzzle Guernica, Drawing

Mathieu Weiler

Puzzle Guernica, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$1,358

Séverine Solcourt, Intemporel, Painting

Séverine Solcourt

Intemporel, 2017
55.1 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,433

Iván Araujo, Alrededor de media tarde II, Painting

Iván Araujo

Alrededor de media tarde II, 2017
26.8 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$2,207

Lionel Sourisseau, Sans titre, Painting

Lionel Sourisseau

Sans titre, 2012
18.9 x 14.2 inch
Painting

$2,037

Sabine Louriac, La non-demande en mariage, Painting

Sabine Louriac

La non-demande en mariage, 2009
29.9 x 22.4 inch
Painting

$566

Luna Rosa, Picasso cúbico - to be cubic or not to be cubic, Painting

Luna Rosa

Picasso cúbico - to be cubic or not to be cubic, 2016
19.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,415

Pat Broughton, Dancer 2, Painting

Pat Broughton

Dancer 2, 2019
24 x 24 x 3 inch
Painting

$1,040

Fab Prenat, Picasso "Art is a Lie", Painting

Fab Prenat

Picasso "Art is a Lie", 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,547 $2,830

Ami imaginaire, Colombe, Painting

Ami imaginaire

Colombe, 2018
21.7 x 17.3 x 2 inch
Painting

$781

Alain Beraud, Arlequin, Painting

Alain Beraud

Arlequin, 2017
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$18,111

Alain Beraud, Marine musicale, Painting

Alain Beraud

Marine musicale, 2018
24.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$14,715

Alain Beraud, Couple de Femmes aux Poissons, Painting

Alain Beraud

Couple de Femmes aux Poissons, 2017
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$16,979

Lorena Fonsato, Picasso, Painting

Lorena Fonsato

Picasso, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$340

Ami imaginaire, Colombe Hope/Fire, Painting

Ami imaginaire

Colombe Hope/Fire, 2018
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$509

Fab Prenat, Picasso "It's too late", Painting

Fab Prenat

Picasso "It's too late", 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,830

Pierre Clama, Portrait noir, Painting

Pierre Clama

Portrait noir, 1964
28.7 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$6,452

Pierre Clama, Les deux masques, Painting

Pierre Clama

Les deux masques, 2000
25.6 x 18.9 inch
Painting

$7,131

Our recommendations Ottmar Hörl, Picasso, Sculpture

Ottmar Hörl

Picasso, 2004
11.8 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,151

Martine Barnard, Dove of peace II, Painting

Martine Barnard

Dove of peace II, 1996
33 x 23 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,075

Alberto Blanchart, Picasso Graff, Painting

Alberto Blanchart

Picasso Graff, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

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