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Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Malaga on October 25th of 1881 and died in Mougins on April 8th of 1973, was a painter and Spanish sculptor, creator, together with Georges Braque, of cubism.

Picasso started painting at 8 years old, after a bullfight and under his father orientation he painted “El picador amarillo”, his first oil painting which he always refused to separate.

In 1895, his father obtained a chair at the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, where the young Pablo was admitted as a student and studied for two years.

At the age of 14, Picasso passed the entrance exam at the Lonja School in one day and could skip the first two classes. According to one of the many legends about the artist, his father, after recognizing the extraordinary talent of his son gave him his brushes and his palette and promised not to paint again in his life.

Sylvia Plath, Virginia Wolf, Antonieta Rivas Mercado, Karoline von Günderrode, Marina Tsvetaeva, these women are part of the list of artists who succumbed to the misery of deceit, loneliness, abandonment and lack of love. Picasso painted them in diverse ways, depending on whether he felt that he was falling in love, began to feel unloved or already felt pity or repulsion towards them.

 

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