Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Look into it

Two of Pablo Picasso's most famous works: Guernica (right) and The Young Ladies of Avignon (left)

 We have all heard of this infamous artist, known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso, or more commonly Picasso. Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain. "Piz piz" was his first word according to his mother which is short for "lapiz" which means pencil in Spanish. One thing I came across that I found unusual is that when the midwife had delivered him, she had thought he was a stillborn and had went to attend to the mother instead when his uncle (who was a doctor) came and saved him. At a young age, it is said that he was very talented in drawing. His father taught him how to draw figures and paint using oil paint by the age of SEVEN! At the mere age of 13, he had his very first exhibit!

In 1911, when the Mona Lisa was stolen, one of his friends framed Picasso for stealing the painting and was taken in for questioning. By the way, for those of you who don't know, him and another artist, Georges Braque, founded a new art movement known as cubism. The reason I like his artwork so much is because I love anything that has got a secret meaning behind it, and I love trying to find out what it is. Whether it's in literature, art or music. And all of his artwork keeps you guessing about exactly what he was thinking about when he did these paintings and what the meaning/symbolism is behind them. A talented artist fo sho!

P.S. What do you think of Mr. Picasso? If you think his artwork is good, like this post.

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