Service Visage Noir Assiette L (A. R. 47)1948
Tête de chèvre de profil (A.R. 109)1950, 25,6 × 25,6 × 5 cm
Joueur de flûte (A. R. 126)1951
Yan Pitcher (A. R. 140)1952, 25 × 17 × 11,5 cm
Painted Face Pitcher1953, 24,5 × 13,5 cm
Hands with fish (Mains au poisson)1953
Wood-Owl Woman1951, 32 × 16 × 23 cm
Fonceé bec droit, 29,5 × 24 × 16,5 cm
Femme (A.R. 296)1955, 32,7 × 15 × 15 cm
Visage aux points (A.R. 610)1969, 27,9 cm
Pablo Picasso born in 1881 in Málaga, Spain. Died 1973 in Mougins, France.

Pablo Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His ingenious use of form, color, and perspective profoundly impacted later generations of painters, including Willem de Kooning and David Hockney.

“There are artists who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun,” he once said. His prodigious talent was cultivated early on by his father the painter Jose Ruíz Blasco. Picasso went on to attend the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, and lived for a time in Barcelona before settling in Paris in 1904. Immersed in the avant-garde circles of Gertrude Stein, he rapidly transitioned from Neo-Impressionism through the Blue Period and Rose Period, before reaching a culmination in his masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907).

Constantly in search of pictorial solutions and in dialogue with his friend Georges Braque, Picasso melded forms he saw in African sculpture with the multiple perspectives he gleaned from Paul Cézanne, to produce Cubism. Not limited to painting, the artist also expressed himself through collage, sculpture, and ceramics. Having been deeply affected by the ongoing Spanish Civil War, Picasso created what is arguably his most overtly political work Guernica (1937), a mural-sized painting depicting carnage with jagged shapes and contrasting grayscale. The artist was prolific up until his death on April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as institutions devoted solely to his life work, such as the Museo Picasso Málaga, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, and the Musée National Picasso in Paris.

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