Pablo Picasso is one of the most widely known artists across all ages and backgrounds. Born in 1881, he took a very early interest in art, quickly losing any attention for academics. Without falling into contemporary schooling, Pablo ventured out on his own, painting what he observed around him. Picasso remains renowned for constantly reinventing himself, alternating between styles so drastically different from one another, that his life’s work seems to come from multiple talented artists as opposed to just one. He went through many stages or periods in his lifetime such as; Blue Period, Rose Period, Cubism, Classical Period and Surrealism. Each of those times represents a different emotional state for Picasso, which heavily influenced his art. He is quoted remembering what his mother told him when he was young, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll end up as the pope,” to which he later recalled, “Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
Pablo Picasso’s so-called “Barcelona Suite” was born primarily of the artist’s exposure in 1899-1900 to the city that he came to call his spiritual home. Picasso produced a series of original oil paintings between 1901 and 1907, plus another in 1917, that illustrated his impressions of the city: its characters, its colors, and its vibrant culture.
Edition: 187 of 500
Signature: Plate Signed
Image Size: 11" x 13"
Publisher: Au Vent d'Arles - 1963
Frame: This item is sold framed. Since it has been previously displayed the frame may have minor imperfections. Please contact us for a detailed condition report.
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