Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! by Jonah WinterOne day the world is a peaceful, lovely landscape painting... The next day - BLAM! - Pablo bursts through the canvas, paintbrush in hand, ready to paint something fresh and new.
Pablo Picasso may have been one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, but that doesnt mean he painted what people wanted him to paint! In fact, some people hated his paintings, and called them ugly! and terrible! -- something many kids can relate to. But Picasso didnt listen to all those people, and kept on working the way he wanted to work, until he created something so new, so different... that people didnt know what to say!
For every young artist whos drawn something other kids think is ugly, this story of rebellion and creativity is sure to inspire.
15 Pablo Picasso Fun Facts
Pablo Picasso is one of the biggest names in the entire history of World Art. Painter, sculptor, ceramist, set designer, poet, playwright, with the defining feature of the Spanish artist being a constant search to overcoming and break traditions. Hailed as co-founder of Cubism, Picasso is one of the most experimental with theory and techniques so it has become possible to categorise his work into different periods Blue Period, Rose Period, Analytical Cubism, Cubism Synthetic, amongst others. It is estimated that he produced nearly , pieces in his 91 years of life. The legacy of Picasso is impressive, having scattered collections across the globe. Why 23? Picasso has 23 names.
He was named after various saints and relatives. The "Picasso" is actually from his mother, Maria Picasso y Lopez. His father is named Jose Ruiz Blasco. By 13, Ruiz vowed to give up painting as he felt that Pablo had surpassed him. At the tender young age of 9, Picasso completed his first painting: Le picador , a man riding a horse in a bullfight. His first major painting, an "academic" work is First Communion , featuring a portrait of his father, mother, and younger sister kneeling before an altar. Picasso was 15 when he finished it.