In honor of the birth of Pablo Picasso
"If I went into the army, I would have become general. But I went to the artists, and became Picasso. " ©
You heard of him, perhaps, even in the most remote corners of the globe. Creation of this kind of genius of the twentieth century is not to everyone, but talent can not be hidden, and even opponents can not Picasso was not respected. His success can be envied, he's got a lot to learn.
In honor of the 132 th birthday of Picasso to present the most interesting facts from the life of the artist.
Newborn Picasso saved the smoke from cigars
Pablo Picasso, 1886
Pablo Picasso with his sister Lola, 1889
The birth was difficult, and the child was born so weak that the midwife found him stillborn. She left it on the table and went to tell her mother the bad news. Rescued the child luck - his uncle, Don Salvador, smoked cigars, and saw the baby lying on the table, let the smoke in his face. Newborn grimaced and went into mourning. If it were not smoking, Pablo Picasso might not come to light as a famous artist.
The first word was "pencil"
"I could draw like Raphael, but instead spent a lifetime to learn to draw like a child."
Pablo Picasso at the age of 15 years, 1896
Picasso at the age of 23 years, 1904
Pablo learned a little paint before speaking, and his first word was "pencil" (piz, abbreviated by lapiz, which in Spanish means "pencil"). When he was 7, his father, an artist and professor of art, began to teach him drawing. Soon he saw that his son is superior in this art, and vowed to give up painting. Entrance exams to art school in Barcelona Picasso passed in a single day, while the rest of their rented month. The first drawings
At 9 years old Picasso painted his first finished drawing - "Picador" (Le picador), depicting a rider on a horse involved in bullfighting. The first "academic", that is quite an adult now, Pablo finished in 15 years. It's called "First Communion" (First Communion), and depicts his father, mother and sister at the altar.
Picasso - unbearable pupil
Modigliani, Picasso and André Salmon in front of the cafe Rotonde, Paris, 1916
At school, where he studied, Pablo frequently placed in special detention center - "calaboose" disgusting attitude of the teachers. It was a room with white walls and a bench to sit and reflect on their behavior. Future artist used such "imprisonment" for drawing, where it has not been distracted. According to the artist, he would never get out of this room, and paint and draw.
A passion for women
"Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I look at things through the lens of love."
None of the great artists were not so many novels and loved ones, how many of them were Pablo Picasso. Women were necessary to him as air, they kept the fire of his talent.
Pablo Picasso, his first love Fernande Olivier and Khakin Reventos, Barcelona, 1906
Picasso and his first wife, the ballerina Olga Khokhlova, against the background of the poster of the ballet Parade, 1917
Marie-Therese Walter the dog to his mother, 1932
Picasso met Marie-Therese Walter at Galeries Lafayette in Paris. It became a model for his painting Le Rêve - "Sleep" or "Dream", one of Picasso's most famous masterpieces. The picture was painted in one day. In 2006, the casino Steve Wynn owner agreed to sell the painting for $ 139 million, but inadvertently pushing the canvas with his elbow before the transaction was completed.
Picasso and Francoise Gilot, 1941
Their two children, Claude and Paloma Picasso, 1951
When Picasso met Francoise Gilot, she was 21, and he was - for forty years more. She was the only woman who had left him herself, had gone to live: to become a famous artist, to raise children.
Picasso and his second wife, Jacqueline Roque, dancing in front of the painting "Bathers", 1957
The most expensive painting
"Boy with a Pipe". It sold for $ 104 million, 4 May 2004
The picture was painted in the hostel Le Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre 24-year-old Picasso, in the so-called "pink period" of his work. It depicts an unknown boy with the pipe in his left hand and a crown of roses on his head.
As Picasso invented Cubism
"Guitarist", in 1910, Picasso's painting in the style of Cubism
"Portrait of Dora Maar", 1938
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907
In 1909, Pablo Picasso and French artist Georges Braque (Georges Braque) invented a new direction in art, known as Cubism. More specifically, it came up with the French critic Louis Vaucelles (Louis Vauxcelles), who first named the product "strange cubes" (bizarre cubiques), or cubism, noting that Picasso's works "full of little cubes."
Picasso - not only the artist
"I always do what I do not know how to learn it."
Sculpture "Chicago Picasso", made in 1967 Although the fame he has received for his paintings, Picasso experimented with sculpture, ceramics, graphics. He even designed the curtain, sets and costumes for several ballets. Picasso wrote poetry and was the author of two plays.
It is not his car, but the car is his style. Mechanic Andy Saunders (Andy Saunders) from Dorset, England, spent six months on the tuning of his old Citroen 2CV in the style of "cubism". Sanders calls the car "Citroen Picasso."
The secret skill
One day at the local bazaar to Pablo Picasso woman approached and handed him a piece of paper.
- Mr. Picasso, - she said excitedly, - I am your big fan. Could you draw something for me?
Picasso happily accepted and quickly captured in this piece of his artwork. With a smile he returned the woman to the paper and said:
- It will cost a million dollars.
- But Mr. Picasso - exclaimed in amazement woman - you have spent some 30 seconds to paint this miniature masterpiece!
- A good woman, - grinned Picasso answer - I have spent 30 years to paint this masterpiece for 30 seconds.