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Pablo Picasso was one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. His name is a pack synonymous with the whole artistic direction, and his personality not only captivated people who knew the artist, but managed to conquer the whole world.
Pablo Picasso was born October 15, 1881 in Malaga, a bustling port city in southern Spain. His parents are Maria Picasso Lopez and José Runs Blasco. Jose studied painting and taught it.
In 1893, the family moved to Barcelona, where Jose began working at the art school of La Lonja. Picasso began to study there, and in 1897 he continued his education at the Madrid Academy of Fine Arts. Soon he realized that the Academy would give him nothing, and returned to Barcelona, where he organized his own studio. He was then only 16 years old. Continue reading
Empire style is an artistic style created in France at the beginning of the 19th century, in the era of the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte. The chronological framework of the original French “Empire Style” is limited to a very short period of time: from the end of the reign of the Directory (1799) or the year of Napoleon’s coronation (1804) to the restoration of the Bourbon dynasty (1815). The main elements of the Empire, gleaned from ancient art, were already contained in the classicism of Louis XVI (Neoclassicism) and were crystallized in the “Directory style”. However, the Empire style is fundamentally different from Classicism. Napoleon sought to shine and aura of glory of the Roman emperors. Continue reading