Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
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Pablo Picasso ~ The Artist's Father (1896)


Pablo Picasso
The Artist's Father, 1896
Watercolour on paper
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At the age of 42, Picasso's father, Jose Ruiz Blasco, a tall and fair man, married and became the father to Pablo and two little girls. Before then he worked as a drawing teacher and painter with not enough success to afford his family a middle-class comfort and respectability. By all accounts he was a pleasant and well-meaning man whose reach didn't was not as big as his dreams - in that respect he was like many of us, I guess.

The outcome of this was a young Picasso ashamed of the family's dependence on richer relatives to sustain the family's lifestyle. Was he also ashamed of his father's rather average pictures of pigeons?

The upside of this was Don Jose's choice of profession. It meant Picasso didn't have to rebel to become a painter and, of course, afforded him access to a studio and materials.

I think you can tell from Picasso watercolour of his father that he had a kind face, a warm face though he seems somewhat weighed down by something, perhaps the stresses of everyday life. I get the feeling he was someone you would have liked to know, just a kind man which is indeed a rarity...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: The Artist's Father (1896) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings ~ Index

Pablo Picasso Gallery: Paintings In Date Order >> (1893 - 1902) >> (1903 - 20) >> (1921 - 40) >> (1941 -73) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings

Pablo Picasso Texts: Biography >> Life Of Picasso >> Biog. II

Pablo Picasso Links: Picasso & Cocteau >> Le Testament d'Orphee >> Books >> Cards >> Prints >> Advertise >> Picasso Prints, Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site >> Picasso signed items, exhibition posters, ltd edn prints @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) - just checked and a bigger selection than I have seen anywhere else

Highest & Essential Picasso Recommendations: Ikea Olunda Review/Image >> Buy >> The Dog Art Print Review/Image >> The Owl Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Camel Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Femme Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Dance of Youth Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Petite Fleurs Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Woman Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Drawing Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace II Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Don Quixote, c.1955 Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Trois Danseuses, c.1924 Art Print Review/Image

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