With masterpieces such as First Communion, he’s one of the most famous painters in history and his paintings are showcased all around the world. Who is he? No other than Pablo Picasso, of course! Don’t know much about the famous painter? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 10 fun facts about Pablo Picasso:
- Picasso’s full name has 23 words in it, which he received once he was baptized
- He co-founded the Cubism movement (one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century) with Georges Braque
- Picasso produced just under 148,000 pieces of art, which consist of 13,500 paintings, 100,000 prints & engravings, 34,000 illustrations, and 300 sculptures & ceramics
- He was the 1st artist to receive a special honor exhibition at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France
- Picasso is buried in a small village in France called Vauvenargues
- He was so small at birth that a nurse thought that he was stillborn
- Picasso finished his famous painting First Communion at the age of 15
- He had 4 children by 3 different women and was married two different times
- At the age of 13, his father decided to retire from painting because he thought that Picasso was a better painter
- His father started teaching him to paint at the age of 7 and he completed his first painting at the age of 9
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As an recent college graduate who studied media studies and anthropology in college, Briana Maddox enjoys learning about different cultures, traditions, holidays, historical figures, experiences, and opinions. With a vested interest in sharing such learning experiences, Briana created Life & Anthropology in the hopes of helping other people gain a better understanding and working knowledge of such topics.