(1881 - 1973)
Regarding the canon of art history, no other artist has exerted such influence as Pablo Picasso.
Frequently dubbed the "dean of modernism," the Spanish artist was revolutionary in the way he challenged the conventions of painting. His stylistic pluralism, legendary reconfiguration of pictorial space and inexhaustible creative force have made Picasso one of the most revered artists of the 20th century.
Influenced by symbolism and Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso developed his own independent style in Paris during his renowned Blue Period (1900-1904): motifs from everyday life...
This lithograph, printed and signed in 1955, is of the painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso. The painting itself, which hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, has long been identified as the first cubist painting, and has inspired numerous pieces of art. Picasso started the work in 1906 after moving from his home in Spain to Paris. There, after mastering classical forms of art, Picasso began his search for new ways to represent form. The result was Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.