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Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

The son of a painter, Pablo Picasso develops early artistic skills and enters Barcelona’s Academy of Fine Arts, in 1896. A member of the Spanish city's bohemian crowd, the artist settles in Paris, in Montmartre, within a similar creative atmosphere. Soon his work is imprinted by his personal life, beginning with, from 1901 to 1904, the Blue period and its melancholic paintings. From 1905, Pablo Picasso delivers his Pink Period works that depict circus scenes and question love and life. Alongside George Braque and much influenced by African art, in 1907, he gives birth to the cubist aesthetic dominated by his major art piece, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. An active representative of Paris' avant-garde, he collaborates with the Ballets Russes and spends time with such figures as Jean Cocteau, Guillaume Apollinaire or Gabrielle Chanel. During the 1920s, he marries the Russian dancer Olga Khokhlova and returns to a figurative and classic art before adopting the Surrealist aesthetic in violent poetic pieces from 1925. In the 1930s, he shares his life with the young and innocent Marie-Thérèse Walter and the passionate Dora Maar who assists to the making of Pablo Picasso's legendary anti-war monumental work, Guernica. Following the war, he ends his life with young graceful beauties, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Rocque, in the south of France where he gets along with the high society and celebrities. Having built his creative existence with the help of his love stories, the painter nonetheless left along the road numerous lost souls: difficult to be the muse and children of a genius

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Portrait of Pablo Picasso at La Californie, Cannes, by Irving Penn, 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso at La Californie, Cannes, by Irving Penn, 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1931
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1931
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1944
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1944
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1944
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1944
Pablo Picasso Autoportrait à la palette, 1906, oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm. Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Pablo Picasso Autoportrait à la palette, 1906, oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm. Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1965
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1965
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1965
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1965
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1931
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1931
Portrait of Pablo Picasso at La Californie, Cannes, by Irving Penn, 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso at La Californie, Cannes, by Irving Penn, 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Richard Avedon, April 1958
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Richard Avedon, April 1958
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Richard Avedon, April 1958
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Richard Avedon, April 1958
Le regard de Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Le regard de Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1956
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1956
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso, Lump and Jacqueline Roque by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso, Lump and Jacqueline Roque by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of David Douglas Duncan and Pablo Picasso, Villa La Californie, Cannes, 1960. Photo by Gjon Mili
Portrait of David Douglas Duncan and Pablo Picasso, Villa La Californie, Cannes, 1960. Photo by Gjon Mili
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso with Jacqueline aux fleurs by David Douglas Duncan, Villa La Californie, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso with Jacqueline aux fleurs by David Douglas Duncan, Villa La Californie, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Villa La Californie, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Villa La Californie, Cannes 1957
Paolo Picasso, Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline, daughter-in-law Christine, art expert John Richardson, poet-playwright Jean Cocteau and art historian Douglas Cooper walking through the streets of Arles, 1957. Photo by David Douglas Duncan
Paolo Picasso, Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline, daughter-in-law Christine, art expert John Richardson, poet-playwright Jean Cocteau and art historian Douglas Cooper walking through the streets of Arles, 1957. Photo by David Douglas Duncan
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1957
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Edward Quinn, Villa La Californie, Cannes, 1950's
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Edward Quinn, Villa La Californie, Cannes, 1950's
Portrait of Pablo Picasso Les pains de Picasso by Robert Doisneau, Vallauris, 1952
Portrait of Pablo Picasso Les pains de Picasso by Robert Doisneau, Vallauris, 1952
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, Mougins, 1950's
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, Mougins, 1950's
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Willy Rizzo, 1953
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Willy Rizzo, 1953
Portrait of Pablo Picasso with Bettina Graziani by Mark Shaw, Villa La Californie, Cannes, 1955
Portrait of Pablo Picasso with Bettina Graziani by Mark Shaw, Villa La Californie, Cannes, 1955
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili, 1949
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili, 1949
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Willy Maywald, 1947
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Willy Maywald, 1947
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Lucien Clergue, 1967
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Lucien Clergue, 1967
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1933
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1933
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Brassaï, 1933
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Brassaï, 1933
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Denise Colomb, 1952
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Denise Colomb, 1952
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Dora Maar, Atelier Rue d’Astorg 29, Paris, Winter 1935
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Dora Maar, Atelier Rue d’Astorg 29, Paris, Winter 1935
Portrait of Pablo Picasso with Yvonne Zervos by Man Ray, 1930's
Portrait of Pablo Picasso with Yvonne Zervos by Man Ray, 1930's
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Michel Sima, 1946
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Michel Sima, 1946
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1960
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan, Cannes 1960
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Yousuf Karsh, 1954
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Yousuf Karsh, 1954
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Man Ray, 1934
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Man Ray, 1934
Pablo Picasso Self portrait, 1901, oil on canvas, 81 x 60 cm. Musée Picasso, Paris
Pablo Picasso Self portrait, 1901, oil on canvas, 81 x 60 cm. Musée Picasso, Paris
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Brassaï, 1930's
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Brassaï, 1930's
Pablo Picasso et Romuald Dor de la Souchère by Denise Colomb, 1952
Pablo Picasso et Romuald Dor de la Souchère by Denise Colomb, 1952
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, 1950
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, 1950
Pablo Picasso Self portrait, 1907, oil on canvas, 56 x 46 cm. Národni Gallery, Prague
Pablo Picasso Self portrait, 1907, oil on canvas, 56 x 46 cm. Národni Gallery, Prague
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, 1952
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, 1952
Portrait of Françoise Gillot and Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, Vallauris, 1950's
Portrait of Françoise Gillot and Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, Vallauris, 1950's
Portrait of Françoise Gillot and Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, Vallauris, 1950's
Portrait of Françoise Gillot and Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, Vallauris, 1950's
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Michel Sima, 1948
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Michel Sima, 1948
Pablo Picasso and George Braque, Vallauris, France, 1954
Pablo Picasso and George Braque, Vallauris, France, 1954
Manuel Ortiz de Zarate, Moïse Kisling, Max Jacob, Pâquerette et Picasso, 1916. Photo by Jean Cocteau
Manuel Ortiz de Zarate, Moïse Kisling, Max Jacob, Pâquerette et Picasso, 1916. Photo by Jean Cocteau
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1960's
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Cecil Beaton, 1960's
Self-portrait of Pablo Picasso in front of Homme assis au verre, 1915/16
Self-portrait of Pablo Picasso in front of Homme assis au verre, 1915/16
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Lee Miler, 1958
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Lee Miler, 1958
Pablo Picasso, son Claude and Jean Cocteau at a bullfight, Vallauris, France, 1955. Photo by Brian Brake
Pablo Picasso, son Claude and Jean Cocteau at a bullfight, Vallauris, France, 1955. Photo by Brian Brake
Pablo Picasso Self portrait, 1896, oil on canvas, 32,7 x 23,6 cm. Muséa Picasso, Barcelone
Pablo Picasso Self portrait, 1896, oil on canvas, 32,7 x 23,6 cm. Muséa Picasso, Barcelone
Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall at the Madoura ceramics workshop in Vallauris,1948
Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall at the Madoura ceramics workshop in Vallauris,1948
Jean Cocteau and Picasso with the piano designed by the former at the Anchorena's. 1943
Jean Cocteau and Picasso with the piano designed by the former at the Anchorena's. 1943
Pablo Picasso Self portrait, 1906, oil on canvas, 39 x 30 cm
Pablo Picasso Self portrait, 1906, oil on canvas, 39 x 30 cm
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Nick de Morgoli, 1948
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Nick de Morgoli, 1948
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Marcos Chamudes, 1948
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Marcos Chamudes, 1948
Pablo Picasso is painting a piece of his potteries in his studio in Vallauris, 1948
Pablo Picasso is painting a piece of his potteries in his studio in Vallauris, 1948
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Marcos Chamudes, 1948
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Marcos Chamudes, 1948
Pablo Picasso with Françoise Gillot and his friends by Willy Ronis, 1950
Pablo Picasso with Françoise Gillot and his friends by Willy Ronis, 1950
Fernande Olivier and Pablo Picasso, 1904
Fernande Olivier and Pablo Picasso, 1904
Pablo Picasso and Claude Picasso by Michel Mako, 1950
Pablo Picasso and Claude Picasso by Michel Mako, 1950
Pablo Picasso with friends  at the opening of his ceramics exhibition at the Antibes museum, 1948
Pablo Picasso with friends at the opening of his ceramics exhibition at the Antibes museum, 1948
Pablo Picasso and a semi-mobile statue L'homme, cet inconnu by Michel Mako, 1950
Pablo Picasso and a semi-mobile statue L'homme, cet inconnu by Michel Mako, 1950
Pablo Picasso Self portrait, 1940, pencil on paper, 16 x 11 cm. Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Pablo Picasso Self portrait, 1940, pencil on paper, 16 x 11 cm. Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Michel Mako, 1950
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Michel Mako, 1950
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Sanford Roth, 1950
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Sanford Roth, 1950
Pablo Picasso on holiday with Paloma and Claude in Golfe-Juan 1955
Pablo Picasso on holiday with Paloma and Claude in Golfe-Juan 1955
Pablo Picasso showing a bullfight poster in Vallauris 1954
Pablo Picasso showing a bullfight poster in Vallauris 1954
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Michel Mako, 1950
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Michel Mako, 1950
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, 1950
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, 1950
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, 1950
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, 1950
Pablo Picasso and Paloma in Golfe-Juan 1955
Pablo Picasso and Paloma in Golfe-Juan 1955
Pablo Picasso and Léonide Massine at Pompeï, 1917
Pablo Picasso and Léonide Massine at Pompeï, 1917
Portrait of Pablo Picasso in this potter's workshop, Vallauris, 1952. Photo by Robert Doisneau
Portrait of Pablo Picasso in this potter's workshop, Vallauris, 1952. Photo by Robert Doisneau
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, Vallauris, 1952
Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Robert Doisneau, Vallauris, 1952
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