Friday, June 3, 2011

Picasso, Pablo

Paul as Harlequin
1924, Paris
Oil on canvas
130 x 97.5 cm
Musee Picasso, Paris

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881-1973).
Spanish painter who lived most of his life in France.
Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence; during the first decade of the 20th century his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas.
His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortune, making him one of the best-known figures in 20th century art.