Pablo Picasso , known as one of the most influential artists of the
twentieth century . I shall explore the evolution of a young Pablo Ruiz
Picasso to the experienced genius that had shaped the way we see art
today . From his Blue and Rose periods through the birth of Cubism ,
to the struggles of the experimental thirties . As we go to the death of a
proud father .
Picasso was born in Malaga on the 25th of October 1881 . The only
children of the family were Pablo and his younger sister . As you know
Spaniards take the name of one’s father and of one’s mother . The name
Ruiz was his father’s . His mother’s was Picasso . His birth name is Pablo
Ruiz Picasso . Since its such a long name its a pain to sign so he shortened it .
On Pablo’s earlier canvases he signed Pablo Ruiz but later changed his name
to who we know of now , Pablo Picasso . Picasso is of Italian origin and the
Picasso were silversmiths . Physically Pablo resembles his mother , small and
robust with a vigorous body , dark-skinned , straight not very fine black hair .
Picasso used to always say that his father was like an English-man . His
father , Jose Ruiz Blasco was tall and had reddish hair and an English way of
carrying himself .
As a child Picasso was making drawings , not the drawings of a child
would have but one a painter would have painted . When he was fifteen years
old he would make oil portraits of his younger sister . He painted like a born
painter . Then at age nineteen Picasso was off to Paris . Two months later he
went back to Barcelona sold some paintings . Picasso settled in Madrid and
starts the magazine “ Arte Joven “ with the writer Francisco de Assis Saler.
Soon after Picasso goes back to Barcelona and then back to Paris again .
Picasso had friends but none of where painters , no they were all writers .
In 1902 Picasso returned to Spain and painting in his Blue period .
Being in away from Spain for a while he forgot how colorless it is . The
colors of Spain are white , black , silver and gold yet it was still beautiful .
Span in a sense is not like other southern countries ,