Pablo Picasso



Pablo Picasso

Country: Spain

Born: 25th October 1881, Spain

Died: 8th April 1973

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A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by Primitivism and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably CubismSurrealismNeoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

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Department: Seção Argh-ológica
Story: 50 Anos de MAD – Parte II: O Auge da Loucura de Kurtzman
Artist with Bill Elder, Basil Wolverton, James Warhola, Harvey Kurtzman, Otacílio d’Assunção

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MAD Magazine #22 January 2010

Department: Seção Fazendo Arte
Story: Grandes Obras de Arte e o que Elas Diriam Hoje em Dia
Artist with Adam Rust, Edward Hopper, Edvard Munch, Georges Seurat, Francisco Goya, Michelangelo, Norman Rockwell, Jaques-Louis David, Gustav Klimt

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MAD Extra #1 July 2002

Story: Se os Pintores Famosos Entrassem na Campanha Anti-Fumo!
Artist with Vincent van Gogh, Otacílio d’Assunção, Michelangelo, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Leonardo DaVinci, Ed Da Silva Rodrigues, Edvard Munch

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Department: Pain Misbehavin'
Story: Great Art Masterpieces and what they would be saying today
Artist with Myron, Georges Seurat, Adam Rust, Edward Hopper, Edvard Munch, Norman Rockwell, Francisco Goya, Michelangelo, Jaques-Louis David, Gustav Klimt

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