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The Art of Pablo Picasso

Updated on April 13, 2011
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A Quick Biography

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor. Born in 1881, he lived to the age of 91 and died in 1973. He is best known as a co-founder of the Cubist movement in the art world. Cubism is a style of painting that takes objects apart and re-interprets them in basic shapes. One of the most famous Cubist paintings is Picasso's Guernica, which depicts a small Spanish town that was used as target practice by the SS in World War 2.

Picasso was also an accomplished sculptor, with many of his works still on display at major museums. But most people will remember Picasso for his incredible paintings. At recent auctions, Picasso paintings have sold for prices in the tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars, making Picasso one of the most valued artists in the history of the art world.

Enjoy a few samples of Pablo Picasso's paintings below:

Guernica
Guernica
Picasso self portrait
Picasso self portrait
Another famous Picasso painting
Another famous Picasso painting

Picasso books and prints

Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso (1921)
Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso (1921)

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    Julie Grimes 

    7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    I never cared for his work. But I did care for this hub. You're a fast read, and that's how I like it. Well done.

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    Petroley 

    8 years ago from Zenica, Bosnia

    very nice blog :D like it

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    M.s Fowler 

    8 years ago from United states

    I love his art and learning about him! Thank you for sharing!

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