Pablo Picasso: An Influential Painter

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso (Pablo Picasso), a painter, is considered as one of the most influential artists of all times. His birth date is October 25, 1881 and he was born in Spain. Upon baptism, he was named “Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad”. He was the eldest son of Don José Ruiz y Blasco and María Picasso y López. They basically belong to a middle-class family since his father is also a painter. Even on Pablo’s younger years, his potential of being an artist is already seen. At the age of 7, he was formally trained by his father on how to draw and paint. He was sent to attend a formal art class at school, but he hated the idea of others telling him what to do. After that, he did not attend the succeeding sessions, but instead travelled around Spain to explore and to learn. Aside from painting, he was also a printmaker, sculptor, ceramist, and stage designer.

Picasso is one of the three artists, together with Marcel Duchamp and Henri Matisse, known for defining groundbreaking improvements in plastic arts. He mostly loves to paint.  He paints images from his imagination and colors it cheerfully to be expressive.

Picasso’s Famous Paintings

Picasso contributed many of the most famous paintings today. Here are some of his works of art:

  • The Old Guitarist

This depicts an old, blind man playing a guitar on the streets in Spain.

  • Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

This depicts five women whose body shapes are disjointed.

Picasso is one of the most historical painters and one of the painters who have produced several numbers of artworks. He had produced 1,885 paintings, 1,228 sculptures, 12,000 drawings, 2,880 ceramics, and thousands of prints. He truly is one influential painter.