Pablo Picasso was born on the 25th of October 1881 in Málaga, Spain. He was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. Pablo Picasso died on the 8th of April 1973 at the age of 91 in Mougins, France.
Salvador Dalí was born May 11th, 1904 in Figueras, Spain. Salvador Dalí became one of his generations most influential painters of the 20th Century. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931.
Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.Dalí attributed his “love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes” to an “Arab lineage”, claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics. Salvador Dalí died on January 23rd, 1989 at the age of 84 in Spain.
Lucian Freud was one of the most celebrated artists working in England in modern times, however quite private as well. Freud died at the age of 88 on July 20th 2011 in London. Freud was often reluctant to be filmed or photographed, and to be interviewed even more rare. However in this video report we get an interesting peek into his day studio, aptly named so, for that he relied on natural sources of light rather than electric powered ones. It’s a very interesting quick video, however an informative peek into the work studio of Mr. Freud.