Without much effort, recognizing Pablo Picasso's importance to fine art has become relatively simple for some. Others would never know how one man could single-handedly alter the course of fine art in the 20th century.
From auctions to mass merchants, Picasso has impacted countless mediums since his death. While alive, Pablo Picasso, born in 1881, ruffled the edges of society through his abstract and signature cubism style. His subjects varied although his marriages and escapades hold immense value to his demeanor with brush, pen, ink and each surface his hand graced.
As a young man, the conquest of his talent coincided with his pursuits socially. His subjects became more than a pair of shoes or a boat filled marina. They became interpretations of his viewpoint - from Guernica to sexual fantasies and encounters.
His works influenced his friends and "competitors" like Matisse. His success led and inspired others while sharing and borrowing from the past - Gauguin's Tahiti comes to mind.
Ultimately, Picasso's techniques from the Blue to Rose Period evolved a larger understanding of abstraction, cubism and his dominance with each medium he encountered.
While perhaps the most influential fine artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso became a highly skilled print maker through his own insistence of working with various print mediums on his own. "Picasso's graphic art evolved from his early association with such master printers as Eugene Delatre, Louis Forn and above all, Roger Lacouriere." This constant experimentation with new materials and techniques adds another exciting dimension to the appreciation of his prints.
While some collectors might only consider his paintings as highly important, his innovation with print making affords a larger group of collectors the ability to own important works from his hand.
GALLERY M represents a grouping of private collection originals, drawings, etchings and ceramics by Pablo Picasso. Contact a specialist today.
*Pg 14, Pablol Picasso Lithographs, 2000 by Hatje Cantz Publishers