Picasso's Most Famous Paintings

an introduction to picasso

Pablo Picasso produced about 20,000 sketches, paintings, and sculptures throughout the course of his long career, as well as costumes and theater sets.  Due to the famous paintings by Picasso, the legendary painter had distinguished himself as the most known person in modern art, with the most identifiable style and taste for artistic creativity.

who was pablo picasso?

Very few painters had such a massive influence on the world of art or had such a strong reputation among both enthusiasts and detractors as Picasso.

who was pablo picasso?

Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh, as well as antique and indigenous art, are among the inspirations that drove Picasso to give his figures more gravity and shape in about 1907.

who was pablo picasso?

Picasso is also known for co-inventing the collage art genre and for inventing constructed sculpture.

famous paintings

While famous Picasso paintings were identified by a single dominant technique at any one time, he regularly switched between various approaches, sometimes even within the same piece.


This work is considered to be a hybrid of pastoral and epic genres. The lack of color heightens the drama, giving the image a journalistic feel similar to that of a photograph.

other famous picasso artworks

The Soup  (1903) Portrait of Gertrude Stein (1905) Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) Still Life with Chair Caning (1912) The Three Musicians  (1921)

significance of his art

The most famous Picasso paintings explored a technique that employed mostly neutral tones and concentrated on pulling apart things and evaluating them in light of their forms.  When Picasso founded Cubism in 1910, its influence was so extensive that it produced offshoots such as the Dada movement.