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Pablo Diego Jose Santiago Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno

Crispin Cripiano de los Remedios Cipriano de Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Blasco y

Picasso Lopez, or more commonly known as Pablo Picasso, the twenteith

century's most famous artist. He created more than twenty thousand paintings.

Of his most famous artworks are " Guernica", Les Demoiselles d' Avignon",

and his many, many cubist style paintings that he created. At the age of twenty,

he began to sign his paintings with just his mother's maiden name of Picasso. In

the fall of 1901 he begins the Blue Period until he begins painting with more red

colors in 1904 which is the start of the Rose Period. In the winter of 1908 he and

Georges Braque become close friends and his work with analytical cubism

turns into synthetic cubism. Picasso also began, as a section of cubism, to add bits

of string and other materials to his work. By doing so, he was the inventor of the

modern day collage. He also made his first important sale of art to Ambroise Vollard,

who he also painted a portrait of in a cubism style. In 1906 he began to paint in the

style of cubism that changed the entire form of modern art. He was merely 26

years old at the time.

Pablo Picasso was born on the twenty-fifth of May, in October of 1881.

He was born and raised in Malaga, Spain. He also had two sisters, Lola and

Conchita. Conchita died when she was eight. His father was also an artist, and as Pablo

grew up, he saw a prodigious amount of talent in Pablo. Not soon after, he began

teaching Pablo all he knew about art and painting. At the age of ten, his family

moved to northern Spain and he took an entrance examination for the Instituto de Guarda.

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