June 23, 2010
Twentieth century boy genius with an artistic flare one soon will not forget. Or, is he simply a painter who is not afraid to push the envelope remaining true to his own self expressions. Who is Pablo Picasso? Do any of us really know the depth of this man’s character? I believe Picasso was a gifted man looking to live in the present, enjoy what is beautiful, and sculpt what he felt in his heart. Pablo Picasso saw everything first as a picture to which all his emotions could later be traced. (“The Best Biographies,” n.d., ¶ 1)
Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. Legion has it that Picasso was not breathing nor crying after birth. The nurse needing to tend to Maria Picasso Lopez (Picasso’s Mother), she laid the breathless Picasso down on a table. It was then that Picasso’s uncle Dr. Salvador Ruiz Blasco blew cigar smoke into his lifeless face as he lye on the table, with much surprise it jolted the infant boy to life. Picasso came into this world as dramatic and unconventional as he lived life.
Pablo’s Father Don Jose Ruiz Blasco was a painter who taught drawing at the local school of fine arts and crafts. Picasso’s uncles and Grandfather were somehow tied to fine arts, painting, and collecting art. Hence, this creativity and artistic flare most certainly ran in this family. In the early years Pablo’s Father had an obsession for painting pigeons and he asked the young boy to finish a painting, the feet of pigeons’. With much astonishment Don Jose was pleasantly surprised to find his son had amazing talent for detail. It was then that Pablo’s father renounced his brushes to the boy and vowed to never paint again. (Moffat, n.d.)
At fourteen years of age (1895) Pablo Picasso began his studies at The School of Fine Arts in Barcelona where his Father taught. Pablo’s first large painting was done one year earlier and he called it “The First Communion” done on canvas with oil paints, which...