Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881–1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer.

He spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

He is also known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

Showing wonderful artistic talents at a young age, paintin g in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. From the age of 7, he started tracing and drawing with his father who was an artist himself, José Ruiz y Blasco. He believed that the only way to know the art and do it right was by sing models to practice on.

In the first decade of the 20th century, the way he did things changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas.

But after 1906, the Fauvist work of the slightly older artist, Henri Matisse motivated Picasso to explore more radical styles, beginning a fruitful rivalry between the two artists, who subsequently were often paired by critics as the leaders of modern art.