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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 364 PROFILES IN ART

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

“Success is dangerous. One starts to copy oneself and copying oneself is more dangerous than copying others. This leads to sterility.”

—Interview with Pablo Picasso, Vogue magazine, November 1956.

 

Rumored to have started drawing before he could speak, Pablo Picasso’s genius was evident at an early age. His father, a struggling artist, gave his son lessons and enrolled him in a prestigious Madrid art academy when he was 16. The institution’s rigidity, however, stifled the budding artist, and he dropped out after a short time. Already a rebel, Picasso would continue ...

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