These were important years in the life of Picasso. He met his first love, experienced bitterness from the death of his sister, began academic studies, was influenced by several Galician painters, found support from the first patron Ramon Perez Costales (Ramón Pérez Costales), made the first outstanding work and arranged the first exhibition in his life - exactly 120 years backwardsYoung Picasso entered the A Coruña School of Arts and Crafts, where, under the guidance of his father, he began to paint with coal and ink passers-by on the streets, visitors to the Riazor beach and fishermen in the port.He was also fascinated by the scenery in the vicinity of the Caramel Tower (both father and son dubbed the Tower of Hercules, the ancient Roman lighthouse in La Coruna). When the technique of the young genius became more refined, his father suggested that he make several oil paintings.
- P. Picasso, "Tower of Hercules", 1895
- Hercules Tower, our days
One of the masterpieces of that period is the “Barefoot Girl” (1895), a vivid and fascinating portrait, which seemed to foresee some of the most famous works of the “blue” and “pink” periods. It is curious that this picture appears in one of the episodes of the animated series "The Simpsons", when Marge tries to give instructions to Homer during a trip to the museum.The Man with the Blanket (1895, Picasso Museum in Malaga) is a small piece that depicts the artist's father in a depressed state. This depression José Ruiz Blasco (José Ruiz Blasco) can be understood if we consider that the family moved from the sunny Andalusian climate of Malaga in the wet and foggy Galicia.Another key work of this period is “Portrait Portrait - a realistic genre depicting a person or a group of people who exists in reality. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read further Dr. Pérez Costales (1895, Picasso Museum in Malaga) - a doctor and former minister, a personal friend of Picasso's father. The young artist depicted the doctor in a peaceful posture, like a respectable sage. The work has practically become a prologue to later portraits, such as “Angel Fernandez de Soto” or even self-portrait. Self-portraits were written not only by portrait painters. Knowledge of the world through the study of his own image is widespread among the masters of the brush of all time. Read more Portrait is a realistic genre depicting an existing person or group of people. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more artist.
- P. Picasso. "Don Jose Ruiz in profile", 1895
- P. Picasso, "The Man in the Hat", 1895
- P. Picasso, student drawing
- P. Picasso, student drawing
Then, in the early twentieth century, Picasso lived in Paris already. The city has established itself as a center of modern art, and new cars - cars, airplanes, movie cameras - invented a century earlier, became much more accessible and began to influence the lifestyle of the modern metropolis. Cinema made it possible to record and play back moving images. Avant-garde currents as quickly arise and soon disappear.
P. Picasso, "Self-portrait with a palette." 1906
Cubist works have changed the foundations of painting in relation to space, beauty and time, suggesting new possibilities. Artists no longer had to represent the world - they could invent it.
P. Picasso, “Pipe, Glass, Newspaper, Guitar and Bottle (LACERBA)”. 1914
- J. Marriage, "Nude"
- A. Derain, "Still Life"