Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain in 1881 and died in France in 1973. His dad was a drawing and painting teacher. Picasso was a brilliant student although he didn't like school.
Picasso's work is divided into different periods. The most important one is The Cubism. He worked with Georges Braque and they experimented with breaking the visual world into geometrical figures. They also experimented with the idea of creating an image as if it was seen from different angles at the same time.
His most important painting is probably the 'Guernica': it depicts the bombing of the town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War and it describes through different symbols the absurdity of the war, the suffering it inflicts upon individuals especially innocent civilians. He leaves to everybody's interpreation the meaning of the symbols. The Guernica has become a reminder of the tragedy of war.