Pablo Picasso
(1881-1973)

Died aged c. 92

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is 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. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by German and Italian air forces during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. 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. Picasso's work is often categorized into periods. While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919), also referred to as the Crystal period. Much of Picasso's work of the late 1910s and early 1920s is in a neoclassical style, and his work in the mid-1920s often has characteristics of Surrealism. His later work often combines elements of his earlier styles. Exceptionally prolific throughout the course of his long life, Picasso achieved universal renown and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, and became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.

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Commemorated on 7 plaques

Pablo Picasso vecut dans cet immeuble de 1936 a 1955 c'set dans cet atelier qu'il peignit "Guernica" en 1937. C'est ici egalement que Balzac situe l'action de sa novelle "Le Chef D'oeuvre Inconnu"

English translation: Pablo Picasso vecut in this building from 1936 to 1955 it set in this workshop that he painted “Guernica” in 1937. It is also here that Balzac places the action of his novelle “The Unknown Chef de oeuvre” [AWS Translate]

7 de la rue des Grands-Augustins, Paris, France where they lived (1936-1955) and painted Guernica (1937)

Pablo Picasso a vécu dans cette maison de 1951 à 1954 et la quitta définitivement en 1967

English translation: Pablo Picasso lived in this house from 1951 to 1954 and left it permanently in 1967 [AWS Translate]

9 de la rue Gay-Lussac, Paris, France where they lived (1951-1954) and finally left in 1967

Ici en 1900 Picasso eut son premier atelier a Paris hommage de Jacques Gambier de Laforterie

English translation: Here in 1900 Picasso had his first workshop in Paris tribute to Jacques Gambier de Laforterie [AWS Translate]

49 rue Gabrielle, Paris, France where they was his first workshop in Paris (1900)

Tablica upamiętniająca wizytę Pabla Picassa. Warszawa, Saska Kępa, ul. Obrońców 28/30. Tablica wykonana została przez Stanisława Sikorę.

English translation: Plaque commemorating the visit of Pablo Picasso. Warsaw, Saska Kępa, ul. Obrońców 28/30. The plaque was made by Stanisław Sikora.

Obrońców 28/30, Saska Kępa, Warsaw, Poland where they visited (1948) and visited

In this building Pablo Picasso painted the backdrop for Diaghilevs production of Massine's ballet Le Tricorne 1919

Floral Street, London, United Kingdom where they painted (1919)

En el centenario de su nacimiento / madrid recuerda / a / pablo ruiz picasso / vecino de esta casa / en 1897 y 1898

English translation: On the centenary of his birth/madrid remembers/a/pablo ruiz picasso/neighbor of this house/in 1897 and 1898 [AWS Translate]

San Pedro Mártir, 5, Madrid, Spain where they lived near

Antiguo colegio de San Rafael. En él estudió Picasso de niño. Ya anciano, el pintor rememoraba las horas que pasaba en sus aulas dibujando y mirando el mundo a través de sus ventanas.

English translation: Former San Rafael School. Picasso studied here as a child. Already old, the painter remembered the hours he spent in his classrooms drawing and looking at the world through its windows.

Calle Comedias, 18, Málaga, Spain where they studied