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Did You Know?: The Genius of Picasso

The most prolific creator in the history of art--and one of the most brilliant--was definitely Pablo Picasso. Most of us know him as one of the great giants of modernism--who developed Cubism with Georges Braque--a movement that would change the way we ALL see. But Picasso’s style evolved throughout his lifetime--and he created over 21,000 works of art (with more being catalogued regularly). Cubism was but a short stop for him over a very long career. Did you know, for example, that Picasso was a magnificent painter of the more classical style?

Pablo Picasso, The Old Fisherman (Salmereon) 1895, Museu de Montserrat, BarcelonaThis amazing work was created when Picasso was the tender age of 14. For those of you who perhaps don’t favor the Picasso works you already know--consider revisiting his entire production. Picasso was an artist who definitely bucked traditions--and established new ones. But...he knew the “rules” of art before he broke them--and there’s much to be said for that. 

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