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Pablo Picasso Quiz
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About Pablo Picasso
Birth of Picasso
On October 25, 1881, Pablo Picasso was born in the south of Spain in Malaga, a small town in Andalusia. His father José Ruiz Blasco was a painter, teaching at a fine arts school and running a museum.
The most famous story of Picasso’s life is his rescue at birth. The baby was so weak that the midwife thought he was dead. In the street next to Uncle Pablo, a smoking man blew a jet of smoke into the baby’s face. The baby cried, and the newborn made a grimace and cried.
Then he was baptized and given a rather long name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Ciprianios Trinidad Martir Patricio Ruiz y Picasso.
Since the age of 7, the child has been drawing. From the first word you can understand that Picasso has a craving for art: unlike most children who start with something like “mom”, “dad”, Picasso started with “pencil”.
Picasso does not tolerate criticism. In response to instructions from teachers on what to do, he always spoke harshly and rudely. He was often sent to solitary confinement, which was more of a reward for Pablo than a punishment. In confinement, he could paint without being distracted by other things.
Pablo Picasso has several creative biographies that are no less interesting. Marc Chagall once said that the Spaniard changes his style much more often than his socks. Today it is accepted to distinguish 11 periods of Picasso’s work: early, blue and pink cubisms, African synthetic cubisms, surrealist classicism, pre-war post-war.
The famous 20th-century photographer David Douglas Duncan asked the artist what period of his life was closest to him and what he considered the most important in his work. Picasso spread out his five fingers and said: “Which of your fingers is most dear to me?” That’s all I need.