Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
© Succession Picasso.

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Pablo Picasso ~ The Artist's Mother (1896)


Pablo Picasso
The Artist's Mother (1896)
Pastel on paper
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It will always now be conjecture as to why Pablo took his mother's name. Was it a slight on his father or, as Picasso himself said, because he found it a striking and unusual one? We will never know for certain.

Her full name was Maria Picasso Lopez. She held her family together like glue through tough times and was, by all accounts, as strong a character as was her husband was weak. Endless energy, dark, small and sturdy - all traits Picasso himself inherited though he would have liked to have inheirited his father's tallness.

When Picasso completed this pastel he was 15 and, as is clear from this, already an astonishingly accomplished artist. he also had his own studio.

Picasso, with his family had settled in the thriving city of Barcelona the year previous. Barcelona would become the scene of Picasso's earliest triumphs and is an important city in the evolution of the genius that was Picasso...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: The Artist's Mother (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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