The artistic talent evident in Pablo Picasso's childhood came to spectacular fruition in a career that helped shape the world of modern art.
Born in Malga Spain on October 25, 1881, Picasso spent much of his life in France. From realism to primitivism, cubism and abstraction, Picasso's vision was the most dominant artistic force of the century. He did not limit himself to painting, exploring other media including pottery and sculpture.
Picasso's major theme was to explore simultaneously different aspects of the same subject, resulting in characteristically fragmented images.