Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso A Brief Biography 	Pablo Ruiz Y Picasso was the most famous artist of the 20th century. He was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. Picasso showed great talent at an early age. He loved to paint pictures of city life and was fascinated by the circus. He also enjoyed painting pictures of the day-to-day life of poor people in his neighbourhood and was also very poor himself. His father, Jose Ruiz Blasco, was a Castilian art teacher in Malaga and his mother, Maria Picasso, was an Andalusian of Majorcan origin. In 1896 Picasso entered the school of fine arts where his father was a professor. 	In 1900, Picasso visited Paris, at the time the world's centre for art and literature, and became infatuated with…show more content…
The war also caused his separation from his friends. 	In 1917, a young writer, Jean Cocteau, persuaded Picasso to leave Paris and travel to Rome, after the sudden death of Marcelle Humbert. Following a phase of depression, Picasso designed sets for the ballet "Parade", in which Cubist "stage managers" were involved. In the opening-night, the audience hissed at the ballet performance but applauded Picasso's painted curtain. 	In 1918, Picasso married Olga Koklova (whom he divorced in 1935). She was a dancer with the Ballets Russes and daughter of a Russian colonel. This gave way to a new period in his life called "Ingrism" during which he used dancers, harlequins, and pierrots in his work. It was at this time that Picasso substituted the curve for the straight line in his Cubist work. 	In the Year 1925, Picasso entered a Surrealist exhibition (even though he rightly stated that he wasn't a Surrealist) in which he presented his large canvas "The Three Dancers" (1925, Tate Gallery, London). It was said to be marked by "convulsive beauty" , and he was said to do a collage for the first cover of "Minotaur" (1933). 	In 1935, Picasso divorced Olga

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