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Picasso: The Artist's Studio
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Picasso: The Artist's Studio


<I>Self-Portrait with Palette</I>, 1906<BR>Oil on canvas
<BR>Philadelphia Museum of Art. A. E. Gallatin Collection
<BR>[Cat. no. 8]
<BR>©2001 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Self-Portrait with Palette, 1906
Oil on canvas
Philadelphia Museum of Art. A. E. Gallatin Collection
[Cat. no. 8]
©2001 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Who Was Picasso?

Toward the end of World War II, American G.I.s visiting Paris were asked what sights they wanted to see most. The leading answers were: the Eiffel Tower and Picasso.

The subject of popular books, movies, and newspaper stories, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was certainly one of the most inventive and prolific artists of the 20th century. No artist has been more mythologized or demonized. Today, he remains a controversial figure — to some a genius, to others a monster. Yet, few would deny the extraordinary influence and significance of his art. Who was this man who revolutionized modern art?


Early Life and Training

Blue and Rose Periods

Primitivism and Cubism

Return to Naturalism and Neoclassicism

Guernica and World War II

Later Life

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