Born in Malaga in 1881, Pablo Picasso could supposedly draw since before he could walk. The great artist created thousands of works, including abstract paintings that have redefined painting as an art form. By the time he was 13, he had already mastered his father who was an art teacher. As a result, his father presumably handed over his palette and brushes to young Pablo and swore to never paint again.
Picasso himself once said that he could very much draw like Raphael when he was young but that it took him his whole life to learn how to draw like a child, the type of unbridled creativity that helped him create some truly amazing masterpieces. Let us then focus on the ten most famous Pablo Picasso artworks that the great man created throughout his long career.
8The Old Guitarist
The Old Guitarist is an oil painting which Pablo created between 1903 and 1904. This dark-themed painting portrays an old, blind, haggard man with threadbare clothing hunched over his guitar playing on the streets of Barcelona. It was also painted during Picasso’s blue period, a time in which Pablo would paint flat expanses of blues, grays, and blacks, figures lost in contemplation with a hint of tragedy.