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Picasso, Pablo

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPicasso, PabloPablo PicassoPi‧cas‧so, Pab‧lo /pɪˈkæsəʊ $ -ˈkɑː-, ˈpæbləʊ $ ˈpɑː-/  (1881–1973) a Spanish artist regarded as one of the greatest and most original artists of the 20th century. After training as an artist in Barcelona and Madrid he moved to Paris in 1900 and stayed there for many years. He helped to develop cubism and other styles of abstract art, and his work is divided into periods, such as the ‘Blue Period’ and the ‘Rose Period’. His many famous paintings include Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Guernica, a criticism of war and fascism.
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