The Young Painter (1972) by Pablo Picasso

The Young Painter - Pablo Picasso - 1972

Artwork Information

TitleThe Young Painter
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions36 1/4 x 28 3/4 in.
Current LocationMusee Picasso, Paris

About The Young Painter

Pablo Picasso’s “The Young Painter” is a 1972 artwork that portrays an ancient painter with childlike features. This piece was created with soft outlines and round features, which is in line with his transition to neoclassical art. The variation in Picasso’s expression reflects a change in his manner of thinking, which is also evident in this artwork.

Picasso was a prolific artist, with over 20,000 works that spanned various mediums, including painting and sculpture. He continued to paint until the day he died at the age of 91 years old. “The Young Painter” was one of his last artworks completed before his death, alongside “Self Portrait Facing Death.”

Born to a professor of drawing, Picasso began manifesting his adeptness for drawing around the age of 10 years old. His skill developed over the years and is evident in all of his works. In “The Young Painter,” he showcases attention to detail while creating unique forms.

Picasso married Jacqueline Roque in 1961,and she became the subject of hundreds of his works between1954 and1972.This highlights how personal experiences influenced most artists’ creativity as showcaed by Picasso’s involvement with Roque.

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