Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain, the son of an art teacher who went by his mother’s family name.

In 1891, Picasso studied at the Coruna School of Fine Arts where his stunning canvasses were quickly remarked. Following a stay in Barcelona, Picasso set up shop in Paris in 1904 where he again was immediately noticed. Picasso, as a person, perfectly represented the obstacles to overcome in the conquest of 20th century art. Starting off as a post-impressionist, he turned to Paris, during his blue period, delving into a language made up of symbols; this would crescendo during his pink period with more classic tones. His revolution against all things academia would last until his 1907 masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon where every last notion of Cubism was abandoned. Thereafter, the world would see a succession of new ideas. His genius would express itself in the paintings of course, but also through other artistic channels, from writing theater pieces to sculpting, ceramics and engraving.

This undefeated star of the art market, for his works of classic and yet revolutionary genius, dominated his century.


Pablo Picasso, Adolescents, aigle et âne, 1967
Pablo Picasso, Buste de Femme, 1971
Pablo Picasso, Homme à l'agneau, mangeur de pastèque et flûtiste, 1967
Pablo Picasso, La Répétition, 1954
Pablo Picasso, Le peintre et son modèle, 1963
Pablo Picasso, Maternité, circa 1899
Pablo Picasso, Nature morte au bougeoir et à la cruche, 1937
Pablo Picasso, Tête de femme, 1944
Pablo Picasso, Maison à Juan Les Pins
Pablo Picasso, Deux nus, 1962
Pablo Picasso, Deux personnages et tête, 1969