“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” said Picasso. It is indeed the numerous lies that this great artist uttered during his lifetime that has enabled many of us realize the hidden truth of this life.
Picasso is undoubtedly one of the greatest artists of all times and probably the greatest of the 20th century.
Picasso is widely known for the art technique called Cubism which he pioneered along with another versatile artist Braque, George. In this technique of Cubism, the subjects of the painting are portrayed using geometrical shapes and multiple perspectives of a person or an object are portrayed simultaneously in a single piece of art. This was called Synthetic cubism which was an enhanced form of Cubism. This abstract art technique later on inspired architecture and literature to a great extent.
This artist is also known for the characters his paintings portrayed, many of these were visionaries and deeply impacting.
Picasso is also known for the bulls he used in many of his paintings. The bools were also quite often used to depict the kind of moods, ideas or sometimes what Pablo was facing in his personal life thereby adding greater depth to his works.
The definite strokes of Pablo’s paintings and the emphatic expressions of these strokes made his paintings different and special. Some even considered Picasso to be a revolt in the world of art considering the level of experimentation that he used in his various works spanning over decades. He constantly kept bringing out different styles and ideas in his paintings going way beyond the traditional mode of representation.
Surrealism and many of Picasso’s paintings went hand in hand too and were extremely popular among the masses during the 20th century especially during the post WWII period.
On a personal front, Picasso has been in the limelight many times for the twists and turns in his controversial love life. He was also considered a playboy considering the relationships and his infidelity.
When Pablo Picasso died on the 8th April 1973, his last words were: ‘Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can’t drink anymore.’