Sketched in only a few minutes, “Don Quixote” is evidence of the colossal talent of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Picasso is one of the most recognized figures in twentieth century art and his vast contributions include co-founding cubism, creating an extraordinary 20,000 painting, prints, drawings, and sculptures during his lifetime. Both the landmark status of “Don Quixote” within the world of literary history as well as Picasso’s iconic illustration of Don Quixote are unrivaled in their legacy of influence.
Artistic genius Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) co-founded Cubism and produced a monumental 20,000 artworks during his 70-year career. Picasso’s torrential outpouring of work was so extensive and complex that art historians have divided it into individual periods. A prodigy in his youth, Picasso enrolled in advanced classes at Barcelona’s Royal Academy of Art at age 15. The strong geometric forms of his groundbreaking Cubist works redefined art as a medium that could digress from literal images of reality. Passionately creative in every genre from primitive art to sketches to Surrealism, Picasso profoundly impacted 20th century art.