Artist: Pablo Picasso
Title: "Dove with Sun "
Large Signed Lithograph
Size: 11 X 14 Inches
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Pablo Picasso was born in 1881, October 25 in the town Malaga (Spain, Andaluzia). His christened full was Pablo Diego Jose' Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Mari'a de los Remedios Crispi'n Crispiniano de la Santi'sima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso That were the sequence of the names of admirer holy men and his family relatives. Picasso - it was the maiden surname his mother which he took for himself. His father had name Hose Ruis, it was too ordinary and at the same time he was also an artist.
Pablo was shown his drawing talent since early childhood. He was studied his father since 7 years. He had been instructed to draw paws of pigeons on the father`s pictures. But once his father charged to complete the picture of the quite large still life and he was surprised his son`s technique so much, that he by legend left off own painting.
When Pablo was 13 he brilliantly entered in the Barselona Academy of Arts. Preparation for exam was taken usually one month for others students. Pablo used one week only. The examiners were surprised his mastership and he was taken in Academy spite of his adolescent age. His father and uncle settled to send Pablo in the Madrid Academy "San Fernando" known as the forward School of Art in Spain. So Pablo came to Madrid in 1897 when he was 16. However classes at School of Art lasted not a long time (less than one year) he was captured with charm of style Madrid life and studying works of the impressing artists those days: Diego Velaskes, Fransisco Goya and particularly El Greko.
Since 1930s in Picasso's creature was appeared his key aspect and image - a Bull, Minotaurus. The artist created the series of works with this personage ("`Minotaurusmahia", 1935) and he traced his own point of view about the Minotaurus' myth. For him the Bull, Minotaurus was the destructive power, war and death.
he well known Picasso's picture "Guernica" (1937) became an apogee of development that theme. Gernika is a small town of the Basks on the north of Spain, practically destroyed with the German aviation in 1937, 1st of May.
The series of monsters was created in the same period "Dreams and lie of General-in Chief Franko (1937) (in 1936 Picasso had supported the Republicans and spoke against adherents of Franko ) and many pictures with the close themes: "Night Fishing at Antibes" (1939), "Weeping Woman"(1937) (that picture was drawn from Dora Maar, Yugoslavian woman- photographer, he met her in 1936; she was become famous that she made photos of his works with "Guernica").
During World War II Picasso had lived in France where he brought together with communists - members of Resistance (in 1944 Picasso had even joined to the French Communist Party). In that time he had created the pictures with the same maintenance- Bull, War and Death: they are "Still Life with Steers Skull" (1942), "Morning serenada" (1942, National Museum of Modern Art, Pompidou Center, Paris), "Battle" (1944-1945, MoMA, New York) and other which was later mounted in front of the oldest Roman cathedral on the trading square of town Walloris on the south of France.