Pablo Picasso Biography
When one hears the name “Pablo Picasso”, or just “Picasso”, one is reminded of vivid and abstract colors that form odd shapes or cubes depicting the subject. Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in the Andalusian city known as Málaga to parents Don José Ruiz y Blasco and María Picasso y López. He is the eldest of three with him as the only son in the family. Picasso’s father is a professor in the School of Arts and Crafts in Andalusia, while his mother watched over their children. Picasso easily displayed his interest in art and drawing at a very young age as his first words were “piz”, the shortened name for lapis or pencil. When he turned seven, Picasso’s father slowly taught him how to draw in figures and painting with oil-based paint. Don Ruiz was a traditional artist and instructor, believing that it is important for Picasso to understand the theory and the specificities of live models and the body. Don Ruiz also took young Picasso to bullfights, which became one of his earliest subjects.