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 Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, 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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Contributions by Pablo Picasso
- 50 Anos de MAD – Parte II: O Auge da Loucura de Kurtzman (Artist with Otacílio d’Assunção, Harvey Kurtzman, Basil Wolverton, Bill Elder, James Warhola)
- Grandes Obras de Arte e o que Elas Diriam Hoje em Dia (Artist with Georges Seurat, Edvard Munch, Edward Hopper, Adam Rust, Norman Rockwell, Michelangelo, Francisco Goya, Gustav Klimt, Jaques-Louis David)
- Se os Pintores Famosos Entrassem na Campanha Anti-Fumo! (Artist with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Michelangelo, Otacílio d’Assunção, Leonardo DaVinci, Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Ed Da Silva Rodrigues)
- Great Art Masterpieces and what they would be saying today (Artist with Norman Rockwell, Edvard Munch, Edward Hopper, Adam Rust, Michelangelo, Francisco Goya, Georges Seurat, Myron, Gustav Klimt, Jaques-Louis David)