Happy, happy birthday to the artistic genius Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y Picasso, or as he is affectionately known, Picasso!
Whether being accused of stealing the 'Mona Lisa,' breaking up and re-assembling the world into cubes or getting with ladies 50 years his junior, Picasso was always the life of the party. Who else could put someone's eye below her mouth and get away with it?
An innovator throughout his entire life, Picasso never stuck to one movement or style. He is estimated to have made 50,000 works throughout his lifetime. He is one of the most influential artists of all time and his hungry spirit of invention, irreverence and bravery is surely something to be celebrated.
Happy Birthday Pablo! Celebrate the legend with us as we relive some of his most memorable works and quotations.
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
"Bad artists copy. Good artists steal."
"Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. "
"Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar."
"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."