When he saw me lying there he blew smoke into my face.
Later, many years after the German’s Fascist occupation of France, Paris fell into darkness and Picasso painted “The Dove of Peace” to express his belief for freedom and to resonate the message of peace in a time of war.
The first “Dove of Peace” was then chosen as the emblem for the First International Peace Conference in Paris in 1949 and became the one of the most influential works of his life.
In the December of 1999, he was elected as the top ten artists of the 20th century with 40% votes in a poll conducted by a French newspaper.
Four of Picasso’s works take up the world’s top 10 highest auctioned paintings.
Artists who began revolutionary development of the archetypal in the early twentieth century have very remarkable achievements in painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, and are considered the most creative and far-reaching artists in the contemporary world.
Picasso loves art, likes to study and think, dare to innovate.
The dramatic changes of Picasso’s practice are made prominent to audiences when viewing his portraiture, but many will ask what is he trying to convey?
His early artworks foreshadow the influence of many art styles and also reveal the development of his own artist practice.
Picasso became very fond of painting at a young age and it was like he was destined to become an artist: his first word was “piz,” short of lápiz the Spanish word for ‘pencil.’ Picasso spent the first 10 years of his childhood in Malaga, a brilliant coastal city filled with limitless inspirations for aspiring artists.
And if we were to speak of coastal cities, how can one not mention the glories of contemporary Sydney with its bright sunshine, sandy beaches, blue seas, lengthy mountains and vivid light shows.