Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer considered one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. A serious and prematurely world-weary child, the young Picasso possessed a pair of piercing, watchful black eyes that seemed to mark him destined for greatness. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope,'" he later recalled. Though he was a relatively poor student, Picasso displayed a prodigious talent for drawing at a very young age. Picasso's father began teaching him to draw and paint when he was a child, and by the time he was 13 years old, his skill level had surpassed his father's. Soon, Picasso lost all desire to do any schoolwork, choosing to spend the school days doodling in his notebook instead.
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Pablo Picasso - Paintings, Art & Quotes - Biography
Blue Nude is one of Pablo Picasso's master piece in his early years. It was painted in and after one of his close friend tragically died, he mourned over it for a long time and was in a depressive mode. It is one of Picasso's paintings during his blue period and has without a doubt proved Picasso's talent on highlighting the deepest emotions while using only one color to effectively express it. The seated model, seated with her back to the viewer, postured as it often adopted in life classes.
These somber works, inspired by Spain and painted in Barcelona and Paris , are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them at the time. This period's starting point is uncertain; it may have begun in Spain in the spring of or in Paris in the second half of the year. When Picasso returned to Paris in May, he stayed in the studio of his departed friend, where he worked for several more weeks to prepare his exhibition for Vollard".
The Blue Period of Picasso is the period between and , when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain but painted in Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them at the time. Picasso settled in Paris in , having spent a few difficult years with no fixed studio and little artistic success.