Artwork by Belle, age 9
Words by Belle, age 9
Born: 25 October 1881
Died: 8 April 1973
Pablo Picasso was a famous artist known for inventing Cubism.
Pablo Picasso was born on the 25th of October, 1881 and died on the 8th of April, 1973. He was born in Málaga, Spain. Pablo had two sisters, Lola and Conchitá. His Dad, José, was an artist and art teacher.
Pablo loved to paint and draw. When he was young and couldn’t talk, he drew to show what he wanted. For example, he drew a spiral for a churro. As he got older his paintings got better.
When he was 14 years old, Pablo’s family moved to Barcelona, Spain. Pablo attended the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. This is where he learned many of the traditional techniques of an artist.
When Picasso was older he travelled to Paris and Madrid. Wherever he went, he continued to make art. When Pablo met different artist friends, he discovered that he wasn’t the only person to be bored by making traditional art.
He had one particular friend named George Braque. Both Pablo and George experimented with art and founded the Cubism movement.
Even though a lot of people though that Pablo’s new way of making art was ugly and like a child had made it, that was the whole point of the art he was creating. He wanted people to look at art in a fresh and new way, like a child.
Pablo Picasso is known as one of the most important people in modern art because he invented a whole new way of making art!