Pablo Picasso died today

in 1973 at the age of 91.

“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso

Interesting fact: During the Second World War, Picasso remained in Paris while the Germans occupied the city. Picasso’s artistic style did not fit the Nazi ideal of art, so he did not exhibit during this time. He was often harassed by the Gestapo. During one search of his apartment, an officer saw a photograph of the painting Guernica. “Did you do that?” the German asked Picasso. “No,” he replied, “You did.”

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“Guernica”

Here’s a self portrait he did at the age of twenty:

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And here’s his self-portrait at 90:

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He changed a lot in 70 years!

 

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