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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

$6,668

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

Ami imaginaire, Colombe Hope/Fire, Painting

Ami imaginaire

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

$517

Our recommendations Robert Longo, Guernica Redacted (After Picasso's Guernica, 1937), Print

Robert Longo

Guernica Redacted (After Picasso's Guernica, 1937), 2016
59.8 x 129.9 inch
Print

$160,000

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

$1,092

Patrick Delaunay, Guernica mon amour, Painting

Patrick Delaunay

Guernica mon amour, 2015
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,449

Martine Barnard, Dove of peace II, Painting

Martine Barnard

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

$1,092

Marie Serruya, Hommage à Picasso "portrait de Dora Maar ", Sculpture

Marie Serruya

Hommage à Picasso "portrait de Dora Maar ", 2018
15.7 x 12.6 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$2,529

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

$805

Our recommendations Jaime Castillo, Guernika, Sculpture

Jaime Castillo

Guernika, 2016
15.7 x 15.7 x 29.5 inch
Sculpture

$8,347

Miguel Guía, Cheval Cubiste de Guernica, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

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

$368

Miguel Guía, Guitariste Arlequin, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Guitariste Arlequin, 2005
10.6 x 3.5 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$368

Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Picasso, Painting

Ziegler T

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

$345

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

$10,922

PyB, Femme au livre Picasso extended, Painting

PyB

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

$172

PyB, Pablo, Painting

PyB

Pablo, 2017
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$172

Georges Terzian, Le verre au Damier, Painting

Georges Terzian

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

$5,864

Corneille, O Colombe, Print

Corneille

O Colombe, 2009
40.9 x 32.7 inch
Print

$3,162

Georges Terzian, La gitane, Painting

Georges Terzian

La gitane, 2001
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,254

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

$2,759

Dinh Hien, Up and down, Painting

Dinh Hien

Up and down, 2009
35.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,380

Aiiroh, Street Cubism, Painting

Aiiroh

Street Cubism, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,864

Dinh Hien, You like what I play ?, Painting

Dinh Hien

You like what I play ?, 2009
27.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,495

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

$2,414

Alberto Blanchart, Picasso Graff, Painting

Alberto Blanchart

Picasso Graff, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$368

Cieu, Guernichat !, Painting

Cieu

Guernichat !, 2018
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,967

Max Papart, Composition, Print

Max Papart

Composition, 1970
21.3 x 29.5 inch
Print

$345

Joaquim Falcó, Coca-Cola Picasso, Painting

Joaquim Falcó

Coca-Cola Picasso, 2017
31.9 x 78.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,529

Iván Araujo, Alrededor de media tarde II, Painting

Iván Araujo

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

$2,242

Sabine Louriac, La non-demande en mariage, Painting

Sabine Louriac

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

$575

Iván Araujo, Antar Mouna II, Painting

Iván Araujo

Antar Mouna II, 2017
16.5 x 20.1 inch
Painting

$1,840

Lionel Sourisseau, Sans titre, Painting

Lionel Sourisseau

Sans titre, 2012
18.9 x 14.2 inch
Painting

$2,070

Alain Rothstein, Longue vue, Painting

Alain Rothstein

Longue vue, 1991
15.7 x 15 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,725

Ami imaginaire, Colombe, Painting

Ami imaginaire

Colombe, 2018
21.7 x 17.3 x 2 inch
Painting

$793

Séverine Solcourt, Intemporel, Painting

Séverine Solcourt

Intemporel, 2017
55.1 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,519

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

Our recommendations Mathieu Weiler, Puzzle Guernica, Drawing

Mathieu Weiler

Puzzle Guernica, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$1,380

Alain Beraud, Arlequin, Painting

Alain Beraud

Arlequin, 2017
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$18,396

Eric Wetter, Picasso, Painting

Eric Wetter

Picasso, 2018
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,184

Virginia (Luna Rosa) Hernandez, Picasso cúbico - to be cubic or not to be cubic, Painting

Virginia (Luna Rosa) Hernandez

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

$977

Pierre Clama, Portrait noir, Painting

Pierre Clama

Portrait noir, 1964
28.7 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$6,553

Pierre Clama, Les deux masques, Painting

Pierre Clama

Les deux masques, 2000
25.6 x 18.9 inch
Painting

$7,243

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

$17,246

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

$9,543

Alain Beraud, Marine musicale, Painting

Alain Beraud

Marine musicale, 2018
24.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$14,946

Our recommendations Timothy Archer, Confessions au creux de l'oreille, Painting

Timothy Archer

Confessions au creux de l'oreille, 2018
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

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Sabine Louriac, Fillette, Painting

Sabine Louriac

Fillette, 2018
31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Helen Gorill, Urban Collage: Hunee, Painting

Helen Gorill

Urban Collage: Hunee, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.6 inch
Painting

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