At that time, Picasso created pieces that consisted of glass, a pipe or guitar that assumed hard-edged square-cut diamond images.

He produced the pieces in response to critics who claimed that he had abandoned the famous Renaissance movement through his trial with classicism pieces.

Pablo learnt most of his artistic skills from his father Ruiz Picasso who specialised in drawing lifelike silhouettes of birds and other game.

He created his first masterpiece at the age of 14 when he painted the Portrait of Aunt Pepa, a great work of art that Juan-Eduardo described as the greatest in the Spanish painting.

Pablo later adopted artistic painting styles that were marked by periods as highlighted next:

The Blue Period

Picasso's Blue period was characterised by gloomy pieces that were painted in blue and blue-green shades with occasional warm colours.

The suicide of his friend Carlos and a trip to Spain inspired most of the paintings often brought out in ascetic subject matters of beggars and prostitutes. Popular paintings that marked the period include La Vie, The Frugal Repast and the Portrait of Soler.

The Rose Period

During this time, Pablo used lighter shades of colour like pink and orange, featuring entertainers and Harlequins in France. The harlequin piece, for example, features a comedian wearing patterned attire.

He met Olivier, his mistress who featured in many of his other pieces during the Rose Period. Pablo's erotic relationship with Olivier inspired the paintings along with his exposure to French Painting, which is depicted through the optimistic mood of the pictures.

The Cubism Period

It was the only time Pablo worked with another artist-Braque. They worked together to develop the analytical cubism where they used dull neutral colours to create paintings.

Critics often misunderstood early Cubist drawings as mere geometric art yet the painters believed they were breaking away from the popular Renaissance convention. Most of Picasso's and Braque's work featured lots of similarities, for example, the use of various views of an object on the same material to communicate more information than when conveyed in a single illusionistic view. Analytical cubism involved slicing up objects, space and color, which featured in most of Picasso's work in 1909.

Born in 1881, Pablo Picasso was a sculptor, painter, poet and printmaker who spent most of his life in France. Pablo is regarded as the most influential artists of his time, having co-founded the Cubist movement and produced 20,000 pieces during the 20th century. He learnt how to paint from his father who was a teacher at Da Guarda Art School.

Having shown great dexterity in painting and drawing, Pablo's father later admitted him to the drawing class of La Lonja Academy where he worked as a teacher.

Pablo then moved to France where his painting career kicked off. He had married many women during his lifetime, most of whom were studio models who became his muses; Oliver Fernande, Eva Gouel, Olga Koklova Igor Stravinsky, Jacqueline Rocque and Francoise Gilot who he married at the age of 80. He had two wives who sired four children. Pablo died in 1973 at the age of 92.