Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist who spent most of his life in France. While he was great at many things, I'll be focusing on his art.
Picasso's art style is unique and different, to say the least. Cubism, as he named it, is something Picasso started in Paris between 1907 and 1914. He also made collage, but we'll get into that.
Picasso was motivated by many things; the Cézanne, Rousseau, archaic and tribal art. He thought of cubism as something which deconstructed the rules of perspective that had controlled painting.
Picasso’s painting of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter, ''Woman with a Book'' (the painting right next to this text) is said that it was intended to ''balance sensuality and restraint by thickly applied color in a network of sinuous black lines''.
After being exposed to traditional African masks and other art objects that came from Africa and were displayed in French museums, Picasso became heavily inspired by African art; which led him to his very first painting, ''Le Petit Picador Jaune''
Picasso had more than one art style and more than one face, he also used collage, Symbolism and Surrealism when painting.
''Woman With A Book" by Picasso
''Le Petit Picador Jaune'' by Picasso
''Three Musicians'' by Picasso
''Bottle of Vieux Marc, Glass, Guitar and Newspaper'' by Picasso