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"Pablo Picasso (1881-1973): The life and work of the great spanish painter and his influence on greek artists" Savvopoulou Eleftheria

Pablo Picasso was given birth in Malaga of Spain in 1881 and is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His work became acquaintance in the artistic circles all over the world.

With his first artistic efforts was shaped the artistic expression of   The Blue Period (1901-1904), as well as that of The Rosy Period (1904-1905).   Later, he accepted influences from the Iberian art and African plastic, with the painting `Ladies of Avignon -1907 ` being the section between the old art and the new vision of cubism. 

The cubistic activity of Picasso is distinguished in three sub periods. First one is the Pro- cubist Period (1907-1909), with the Analytic Cubism (1910-1912) and the Synthetic Cubism following.  At this time, Picasso did a lot of paintings and a great number of new experiments. 

Without forgetting his present, the cubism, in the years that follow,  Picasso will make various experimentations, as the turn in realistic portrait (1913-18), the dialogue with a new - classic style in the beginnings of the ‘20s, the contact with the teachings of Surrealism after the  1925, while around in 1930, the curve comes to dominate above the wild corners. 

The years around 1940, are characterized by big and important melancholic paintings, as Picasso does not remain untouched in front of the horror of war. Even afterwards 1940, the horrible dead natures dominate. 

The influence of Picasso was even obvious in Greece. The Greek painters with pioneers those of the movement called ‘The Generation of the ‘30s’, brought a blow of renewal in the expressive means of Greek artists. Important artists, as Nikos Hatzikyriakos - Gkikas, K. Parthenis, D. Diamantopoulos, G. Sikeliotis etc, were influenced by various periods of the artistic creation of Picasso and by filtering the new elements, they included them in their work. Finally, it must be reported that the Greek light and the ancient Greek delivery, was always a brake in each form of radical renewal.