Born in 1881 Picasso grew up with the French Impressionist revolution that painted what she saw and not what others like to see, to free herself from classical codes and resist the emerging techniques of photography and cinema.
Picasso would also not follow any code, both artistically and in his personal and intimate life rich in many women and children.
Founder of Cubism with Braque, he tried successfully in all styles, all media, all techniques, from the most classical to the most advanced, surrealism included, but each of his works will be recognizable as his own. This is certainly where genius exists, for any artist, and even more so for him.
Considered in all disciplines as the most important artist of the 20th century, Picasso produced nearly 50,000 works including 1,885 paintings, 1,228 sculptures, 2,880 ceramics, 7,089 drawings, 342 tapestries, 150 sketchbooks and 30,000 prints (engravings, lithographs, etc.).
Among his most famous works are the founding painting of Cubism, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), a dramatic representation of the bombing of the village of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War against which he campaigned. And against all the other wars also by joining the French Communist Party in 1944 and by joining in 1949 the World Peace Council offering him a dove that remained famous.