Today marks the 140th birth anniversary of the most acclaimed artist in his generation Pablo Picasso.
On this special day, the two spheres are commemorating the Spanish artist’s 140th birth anniversary in October.
Celebrating the life and art of the genius painter on his 140th birthday this October, several auctions of Picasso’s artworks took place in different territories.
Many of the current artists cited him as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and the godfather of the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage.
Picasso has been called the father of modern sculptor’s school, ichnology and architecture and is widely revered as one of the greatest artists of all time and most diversely talented person to have ever walked the earth.
He is well known for his seminal works, such as the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by German and Italian air forces during the Spanish Civil War.
Throughout his childhood and adolescence, Picasso showed his extraordinary artistic talent, painting in a naturalistic manner. During the first decade of the 20th century, his freak style and his artistic approaches changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas.
At a young age, Picasso received formal artistic training from his father in figure drawing and oil painting. Ruiz was a traditional academic artist and instructor, who believed that proper training required disciplined copying of the masters and drawing the human body from plaster casts and live models. His son became preoccupied with art to the detriment of his classwork.
Moreover, the Fauvist work of the slightly older artist Henri Matisse motivated Picasso to explore more radical styles, beginning a fruitful rivalry between the two artists, who subsequently were often paired by critics as the leaders of modern art.
Museums and galleries are marking the Picasso special anniversary. Here is a selection of his work, which will go on display all over the world.
Girl Before A Mirror
The Old Guitarist