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Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain in 1881. Picasso is one of the most famous artists in the world. When Picasso was young he amazed friends by drawing a perfect painting without lifting his pencil or looking at the paper. Pablo had many different periods in his artwork. Two of Picasso most famous paintings are Guernica  and The Young Ladies of Avignon.  Picasso even created a new way to sculpt and paint! Picasso paintings were also an important step in Modern art. Picasso painted things the way he saw and felt about them. The way Picasso saw things wasn’t always as they really were. He kept on working right up to his death in 1973 .
     Picasso took many risks in his life. The Nazis said that sculptors could not use bronze to create statues with after they had captured Paris. But Picasso still used bronze after one of his close friends commented to him that plastic was temporary and bronze forever.

      Pablo was very creative and had a deep passion for his work. His friends urged him to retire when he was 78 but he refused. Pablo was so productive that some of his critics thought that his paintings were superficial. Sometimes he painted three paintings in a day. Picasso was "obsessed with the creative process itself and would work on a theme in many different mediums until he had made it part of himself." ( Macdonald, Pablo Picasso).

     Picasso was very a possessive individual. Picasso maintained a love/hate relationship with his old friends. When his friend Georges Braque visited Pablo in Midi, Pablo would strut around afterward saying "You see, Braque came to me first; he realizes I’m more important than he is." Picasso was furious when he found mutual friends at Braque’s studio; Picasso almost never informed Braque of his visits. Other examples of his possessiveness were when he said "Nobody has any real importance to me. As far as I’m concerned, other people are like those little grains of dust in the sunlight. It only takes a push of the broom and out they go." Picasso also made the comment, " Women are either Goddesses or doormats." Pablo Picasso was an individualist, he never did anything like everyone else. Just when people thought they knew what to expect, Picasso surprised them again. Pablo Picasso will always be famous because he dared to be different.

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