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Pablo Picasso is no doubt one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, transforming the course of art history. Already showing his talent as a child prodigy with oil paintings he painted as young as 9 years old, Picasso was one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century by the end of his life.

He was trained in the classical école but he became a groundbreaking artist for his time. He started his art education in Barcelona at the age of 13. Even as a young art student he had a reputation of having a unique style. Despite his artistic genius, Picasso did not have economical success in his early career. His famous Blue Period (1901-1904) yielded some of the most valuable paintings in the art market today, although Picasso failed to sell them at the time. Sank in severe depression, he painted grim subjects like beggars and prostitutes mainly in monochrome blue or blue-green. His Blue period was followed by a more cheerful Rose period (1904-1906), during which he painted circus artists, harlequins and other nightlife elements, in line with the Expressionist fashion of the era.

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Oiseau de profil (A.R. 91) PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Fumeur à la cigarette
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Fumeur à la cigarette aquatint in colors, on Richard de Bas paper, 1964...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Fumeur à la cigarette rouge
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Fumeur à la cigarette rouge aquatint in colors, on Richard de Bas paper...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Nature morte au verre sous la lampe
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Nature morte au verre sous la lampe linocut in colors, on Arches paper,...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Portrait de femme II
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Portrait de femme II lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, 1955, Mourl...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Deux Femmes Regardant un Modèle Nu
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Deux Femmes Regardant un Modèle Nu etching with drypoint, on laid paper...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Peintre á lavalière dessinant son modéle dans le cadre de la maison tellier, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Peintre á lavalière dessinant son modéle dans le cadre de la maison tel...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Ovide,
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Ovide, Les Métamorphoses . Albert Skira, Lausanne, 1931 the complete se...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Nature Morte à la Pastèque
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Nature Morte à la Pastèque linocut in colors, on Arches paper, 1962, si...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) L'homme à la fraise
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) L'homme à la fraise linocut in colors, on Arches paper, 1963, signed in...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Le Corsage à Carreux
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Le Corsage à Carreux lithograph, on Arches paper, 1949, signed in penci...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Sculpteur songeant, modèle aux cheveux noirs et bol avec trois anémones, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Sculpteur songeant, modèle aux cheveux noirs et bol avec trois anémones...
Oct 24, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) L'Homme au Chien (Rue Schœlcher)
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) L'Homme au Chien (Rue Schœlcher) etching, on Arches paper, 1915, signed...
Oct 24, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) (A.R. 79)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Colombe sur lit de paille (A.R. 79) avec les cachets 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU...
Oct 20, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) (A.R. 273)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage dans un ovale (A.R. 273) avec les cachets et erronément numéroté...
Oct 20, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) (A.R. 610)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage aux points (A.R. 610) daté '9.1.69.' (à l'arrière); avec les cac...
Oct 20, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) (A.R. 170)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Poisson chiné (A.R. 170) avec les cachets 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU EMPREINTE ...
Oct 20, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) (A.R. 288)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage (A.R. 288) inscrit 'EDITION PICASSO MADOURA' (au-dessous) cérami...
Oct 20, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Homme à l'agneau, mangeur de pastèque et flûtiste signé, daté et numéro...
Oct 20, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Femme se coiffant numéroté '4/10' (sur le côté droit) et avec le cachet...
Oct 20, 2017
Pablo Picasso Owl with Spread Wings
1957 red earthenware with engobe decoration and knife engraving 17.5 dia in (44 cm) Raime 397 S...
Sep 28, 2017
MID-20TH CENTURY A MATADOR'S TRAJE DE LUCES (SUIT OF LIGHTS)
Comprising gilt embroidered and embellished jacket, breeches with tasselled calves, and a waistco...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Buste d'homme barbu au chapeau
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Buste d'homme barbu au chapeau aquatint, 1971, on wove paper, signed in...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 13, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 13, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz aquatint, 1966, on Roman...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 12, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 12, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 10, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 10, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 7, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 7, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani ...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 6, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 6, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani ...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 3, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 3, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani ...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 2, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 2, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching with drypoint and...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Carnaval
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Carnaval linocut printed in black and brown, 1965, on Arches wove paper...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Bacchanale avec chevreau et spectateur
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Bacchanale avec chevreau et spectateur linocut in colours, 1959, on Arc...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Jacqueline de profil à droite
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Jacqueline de profil à droite lithograph, 1958, on Arches wove paper, s...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) L'atelier du vieux peintre
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) L'atelier du vieux peintre lithograph in colours, 1954, on Arches wove ...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Danses
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Danses lithograph, 1954, on Arches wove paper, signed in green pencil, ...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Jeune Scuplteur au Travail, from:
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Jeune Scuplteur au Travail, from: La Suite Vollar d etching, 1933, on M...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Le frére mendiant o Libro del Conocimiento
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Le frére mendiant o Libro del Conocimiento the complete set of 16 drypo...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 15, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 15, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz aquatint, 1966, on Roman...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 14, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 14, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz aquatint, 1966, on Roman...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) José Delgado: La Tauromaquia
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) José Delgado: La Tauromaquia the complete portfolio comprising 26 sugar...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 11, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 11, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 9, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 9, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani ...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 8, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 8, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani ...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 5, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 5, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani ...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 4, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 4, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani ...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 1, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Plate 1, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1966, on Romani ...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Frontispiece, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Frontispiece, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz etching, 1939, on Ro...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Nature morte à la pastèque
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Nature morte à la pastèque linocut in colours, 1962, on Arches wove pap...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Modèle accoudé sur un tableau, from: La Suite Vollard
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Modèle accoudé sur un tableau, from: La Suite Vollard etching, 1933, on...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Peintre chauve devant son chevalet, from: Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Peintre chauve devant son chevalet, from: Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu etch...
Sep 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Salomé, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Salomé, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques drypoint, 1905, on Van Gelder ...
Sep 19, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) (A.R. 350)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Tête avec points (A.R. 350) avec les cachets et inscrit 'MADOURA PLEIN ...
Sep 12, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) La fête de la patronne. Ces dames médisent de Degas, réduit à un tiers de profil, Plate 127, from Series 156
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) La fête de la patronne. Ces dames médisent de Degas, réduit à un tiers ...
Aug 22, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Coupe, cruche et boîte à lait
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Coupe, cruche et boîte à lait signed 'Picasso' (lower right) watercolou...
Jun 28, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Nature morte aux pommes
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Nature morte aux pommes dated 'Dimanche 25 Novembre 1945' (on the rever...
Jun 28, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage de femme
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage de femme dated and numbered '29.10.70. II' (upper left) black an...
Jun 28, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Faune
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Faune signed, dated and inscribed 'Picasso Vallauris le 10.10.51.' (low...
Jun 28, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Portrait de Stephane Mallarmé
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Portrait de Stephane Mallarmé inscribed 'Paul' (lower left) pen and ink...
Jun 28, 2017
Taureau (A.R. 234) Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Petit carré au soleil (A.R. 631) Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

In this more optimistic period, he met his first patrons American Gertrude Stein and her brother Leo, who changed the course of his career. They introduced him to the avant-garde movement and Picasso realized he needed to change his artistic style radically. He started experimenting with abstraction and stylization. His portrait of Gertrude Stein from 1905-06 shows the first signs of facial distortion, which later became a typical attribute of his portraits. The reaction to this portrait was at first not so positive but even early in his career, Picasso never lacked self-belief: When he was told she does not look like the portrait, he said "she will".

After his Rose Period, Picasso furthered his experimentation with geometrical lines and he was deeply influenced by the African masks he was studying at the time. His famous painting from this period, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon) (1907) stands as a perfect example of the change in his style. This painting paved the way for Cubism, which was co-founded by Picasso and Georges Braque, revolutionizing art as we know it. They were trying something that was never done before but soon the wave of Cubism was going to spread across international art circles and transform the avant-garde movement.

By 1918, Picasso's financial troubles were behind him while his fame continued to grow. He continued to paint, creating hundreds of masterpieces before his 45th birthday. The women in his life affected his art greatly. In 1927, he met his muse Marie Therese Walter, when she was only seventeen years old; he was 45 and still living with his first wife, Olga Khokhlova. He portrayed Marie Therese as blonde, bright and sunny in many paintings unlike his later muse and mistress Dora Maar, whom he depicted as a tortured weeping woman.

Picasso has witnessed many wars -First World War, Spanish Civil War and World War II- and was very vocal about his anti-war ideas. One of his most famous paintings Guernica was created in 1938 and depicts the suffering and violance during the Spanish Civil War. This combination of the personal and the political spheres culminated one of the most powerful political paintings of all time and the tapestry of which now hangs in the United Nations building in New York. During the WWII, Picasso stayed in Paris and continued to paint although he couldn't exhibit his works because it didn't fit the Nazi ideals. His studio was often raided by the Gestapo. The famous masterpieces he created in this period include Still life with Guitar and the Charnel House. Nothing could stop his creative process: When Germans banned bronze casting in Paris, he continued making sculptures with the bronze smuggled in for him by the French resistance.

When the war was over, he was 63 years old and moved on to a new muse after Dora Maar; Françoise Gilot, whom he had two children with. After the war his works ranged in many styles such as Surrealism, Neoclassicism to pottery. Picasso couldn't be limited to one style or medium. When we look back to his oeuvre, it looks as if it was created by 5 or 6 great artists, because the styles are so diverse.

Picasso had an irrepressible urge to produce and his artistic expression never stopped until his death in 1973, aged 91. He produced for 80 years of his life, always searching, always trying to be better, more different and magical. He is considered "the greatest artist after Rembrandt". His works are ever so popular and always on the rise in the art market. His painting "Les Femmes d'Alger, Version O" sold for $179.4 million including fees, a record price for the most expensive work of art to ever sell at an auction.