Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? This film explores how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – it takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.
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Young Picasso Film Screening
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