“Everything you can imagine is real.”
As one of the most influential Modern artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso is an artistic master to this day. Born on October 25, 1881, in Spain, Picasso was a child prodigy, as recognized by his art-teacher father. As a young man, he went to Paris and learnt from other artists such as Edouard Manet and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, whose sketchy style impressed him. Before Cubism, Picasso went through several other styles. These included realism, caricature, the Blue Period, and the Rose Period. We can see each of these genres throughout his original works as well as the ceramics, lithographs, linocuts, and etchings that he created later in his life.