Pablo Picaso

Born in Spain in 1881, Pablo Picasso began his love affair with art at a young age. His earliest, novice work during that time were drawings using experimental colors. Soon he grew into his reputation as an experimental artist. His first two stages of work included the Blue and Rose periods, in which he relied heavily on blue and pink hues in his paintings. Two of the most significant periods of work that followed were cubism and classicism. The cubist period was abstract and angular whereas the classicist period produced traditional pieces.