PABLO PICASSO - Leonardo Da Vinci of the 20th Century


Picasso was not like a single artist, but many different artists, reinventing his expression as he evolved. As a prodigy at 13, he mastered realism and old world techniques. Then throughout his career, he kept changing his style, sometimes completely, and sometimes overnight, every time inventing new imagery and motivating dozens of artists to explore new directions and expressions. Then he would get bored, and invent something else. He is at the heart of most of the movements of the 20th century from the very realistic to the very abstract. Look over many styles of this single man. You can not like it all, he did over 50,000 works of art. But, there is bound to be one era, one style, even a single painting that will make you say; I didn’t know he did that, I love that.

Swear by him or swear at him, he was the most influential painter of the 20th century and the most influential painter since Leonardo Da Vinci.