Young Picasso

Art historians discuss Pablo Picasso's early years as an artist and his early works.

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Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and his wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?
Three cities play a key role in Picasso’s life: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. YOUNG PICASSO visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art: LES DEMOISELLES D’AVIGNON. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old at the time.

Phil Grabsky, UK, 2019, 85 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.