Why does everyone know the name, Pablo Picasso?
It doesn’t matter if you’re a long-time art lover or if you’ve never stepped inside of a museum. So when people around the world hear the word “artist,” one of the first names that come to mind is “Picasso.”
Why is that? How did one Spanish artist become such a timeless phenomenon? Why Is Pablo Picasso Art So Special?
Pablo Picasso is unquestionably the most famous artist of the 20th century. No artist has had a more significant influence on modern art and has changed art more profoundly than Picasso. Picasso transformed the art world by co-founding the Cubist movement and developing various styles and techniques that provoked viewers, scholars, and artists alike.
By the time he died at age 91, Picasso had created thousands of works of art. There are currently more than 29,000 cataloged Picasso artworks, and some estimate that there could be tens of thousands more uncatalogued.