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Saira Hafeez Period 3 Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain on October 25, 1881. His parents were Jose Ruiz and his wife Maria Picasso. His father was a painter, teacher, and curator of the local museum. The family was not wealthy, especially since on marriage, Picasso's father had to provide for his mother-in-law and two unmarried sisters-in-law as well as his wife and (later) two children. Picasso was educated at St Raphael's school, but he didn't learn very much. In 1892, he was admitted to the School of Fine Arts and continued with his studies at the Instituto da Guarda. When the family moved to Barcelona, Picasso studied at the Llotja. ...read more.


When he painted in the classical style, his shapes were round and soft. In cubism, his shapes were square and hard. Because he could work in multiple styles, Picasso became very famous. He used great lines and color in his paintings. Picasso met a ballerina named Olga Koklova and married her in 1918. They had one son. By 1935, he had left Olga for Maria-Theresa Walter, who bore him a daughter. During Picasso's "Blue period" (1901-1904), he painted in shades of blue, giving a feeling of sadness. After he moved to Paris in 1904, his rose period started in which he took on a more optimistic mood. ...read more.


In 1940, the Germans entered Paris. Picasso stayed, although he had taken a public stance against fascism and was distrusted because of his communist friends. He was forbidden to exhibit his work. After the Liberation, he joined the Communist Party. He lived with Fran´┐Żoise Gilot until 1953, when she left him, taking their two children with her. In 1961, when he was in his eighties, he married a 35-year-old model, Jacqueline Roche. Following World War Two, Picasso's work became less political and gentler. He spent the remaining years of his life exploring many historical styles of art, making several reproductions of the work of earlier artists. Picasso died on April 8, 1973 at his home, Notre-Dame-De-Vie in Mougin, France. He was buried on April 10, at his castle Vauvenagues, 170 kilometers from Mougin. ...read more.

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