Birthday of Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, creator of Cubism. He is considered one of the greatest painters who participated in many artistic movements that spread around the world.


Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso (according to his birth certificate) or Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Crispiniano Remedios Holy Trinity Ruiz and Picasso (according to his baptismal certificate), was the first child of José Ruiz y Blasco and Maria Picasso Lopez. He was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain, within a bourgeois family.


In 1891, the family was forced to leave Malaga, and went to La Coruña. In Galicia, Paul worked on his drawings and showed a strong confidence in himself.


In 1895 Pablo was admitted as a student and studied for two years, which led him to paint. During the winter of 1895 he made his first major academic canvas, First Communion (Museo Picasso, Barcelona), in Barcelona, where he lived about nine years, except for some summer holidays. He returned to Barcelona on the 20th or 23rd of December. In January 1903 Picasso returned to Barcelona. In spring he began work on (Cleveland Museum of Fine Arts),one of the largest and most complex box canvases of his Blue Period, considered his most important work of these years.


He died on the 8th of April 1973.

By David Santomé

Student at CET Services