Picasso through the Years
1/3 - April 21, 2012
Picasso through the Years

Picasso's art from the time of the Demoiselles was radical in nature, virtually no 20th-century artist could escape his influence. Moreover, while other masters such as Matisse or Braque tended to stay within the bounds of a style they had developed in their youth, Picasso continued to be an innovator into the last decade of his life. This led to misunderstanding and criticism both in his lifetime and since, and it was only in the 1980s that his last paintings began to be appreciated both in themselves and for their profound influence on the rising generation of young painters. Since Picasso was able from the 1920s to sell works at very high prices, he could keep most of his oeuvre in his own collection. At the time of his death he owned some 50,000 works in various media from every period of his career, which passed into possession of the French state and his heirs. Their exhibition and publication has served to reinforce the highest estimates of Picasso's astonishing powers of invention and execution over a span of more than 80 years.

Text retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Picasso on 11/14/2011


Artwork

Girl Before a Mirror Girl Before a Mirror
Oil on Canvas
$500,000  
Head of a Woman Head of a Woman
Oil on Canvas
$500,000  
The Blind Man_s Meal The Blind Man's Meal
Oil on Canvas
 
Still Life with a Bottle of Rum Still Life with a Bottle of Rum
Oil on Canvas
$5,000  
The Old Guitarist The Old Guitarist
Oil on Canvas
 
Three Musicians Three Musicians
$450,000  
Les Demoiselles d_Avignon Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
Oil on Canvas
 
Woman in Green Woman in Green
Pastel on tan paper board