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Pablo Picasso Painted Himself Over 75 Years & This Is What Happened

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Pablo Picasso Painted Himself Over 75 Years & This Is What Happened

This 43 Years since his death, Pablo Picasso's undeniable influence over the art world still looms large. The Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright is without question one of the most influential art figures of the 20th century.

Few have managed to eclipse his level of impact or attract as much attention within the world of modern art. Throughout all the of the various mediums he mastered, his technical proficiency and distinctive style are instantly recognisable.

Part of what made Picasso such a phenomenon was his creation of new art movements. From Cubism, to surrealism Picasso's work is kaleidoscope of styles, influences and ground breaking artistic endeavour

"The different styles I have been using in my art must not be seen as an evolution, or as steps towards an unknown ideal of painting… Different themes inevitably require different methods of expression."

"This does not imply either evolution or progress; it is a matter of following the idea one wants to express and the way in which one wants to express it." he explains.

To highlight just how diverse and transformative his art became, this series looks at a range of self portraits. He painted his first when he was aged 15 before committing his final piece of canvas at the age of 90.

It is a fascinating visual documentary and insight into one of the world's greatest artistic minds.

15 years old (1896)


18 years old (1900)


20 years old (1901)


24 years old (1906)


25 years old (1907)


35 years old (1917)


56 years old (1938)


83 years old (1965)


85 years old (1966)


89 years old (1971)


90 years old (June 28, 1972)


90 years old (June 30, 1972)


90 years old (July 2, 1972)


90 years old (July 3, 1972)

Make sure you also check out this stylish shoot which recreates Picasso's unique paintings

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