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In the past, there was a great deal of mystery when it came to creativity and creative undertakings (Dickhut, 2001, p.2). Creativity still has not been correctly defined within the world of science. Creativity can be easily confused with intelligence, wisdom, ingenuity, insight, or intuition, all of these terms can be found in different dictionaries to define or explain creativity and creative behaviors. There are various components of creativity, including abstraction, connection, perspective, curiosity, boldness, paradox, complexity, and persistence. Several of these components can be used to described Pablo Picasso one of the world most famous artist that exsifile the word creativity.In this paper I will explore Pablo Picasso creativity and why some consider him to be a genus .We will visist his creative process, how his recoginioze problems and issues and what made him different and how he stood out from the rest of his peers and socitey .A famous quote from Pablo Picasso " I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it".
Pablo Picasso was a famous artist of the twentieth century. He was born Pablo Blasco on October, 25th 1881, in Malaga, Spain. Born to, JosÐ“Â© Ruiz Blasco and Maria Picasso, from whom he acquired his, surname Picasso. His father Jose was a professor for the school of Arts and Crafts and his mother Maria who also was an artist. At the age of 14, Picasso began studying at the School of Fine Art under the academic instruction of his father. He developed his artistic talent at an extraordinary rate and was considered an art prodigy. He was given an entree examination for an art school which would take the average person to finish in a month. He completed this exam in one day; this was one of his earlier sign of creativity. Pablo Picasso became a painter, sculptor and graphic artist. Throughout his long lifetime, he produced around 13,500 paintings, 100,000 prints and engravings, 34,000 book illustrations and 300 sculptures. He was one of the most recognized figures in 20th century, he is best known as the co-founder, along with George Braque, of cubism better know as the basis for abstract art.
Picasso was not an inventor, or a mathematician like Einstein, but the work he and Georges Braque where able to accomplish between 1911 and 1918 can be compared with intuition thinkers like Einstein and Bell. Picasso was able to foresee the future of mass culture and how high art could refresh itself through common vernaculars. Cubism was very hard to read, willfully ambiguous, and yet demotic too. (Mallen, 2001, p.4) It still remains the most influential art dialect of the early 20th century. With one of his most famous murals Guernica Picasso was able to use his creative process he was able to recongize the problems and clearly express them with this mural. In 1937 he was asked to paint the centerpiece for the Spanish Pavilion of the 1937 World's Fair. It took him two to three months to come up with the inspiration to paint the mural .Those Picasso was dealing with his own personal frustrations of his dissatisfactions of his work an the politics of his native land. The civil war was going on in his hometown. April 26th 1937 there was a massive bombing on the Basque town of Guernica. The bombing of Guernica gave the Picasso his first thought of being anti war (Strong, 2003, p.123) in creating the Guernica he did research on his own painting and those of other artist that confronted the question of how to express their emotional feeling of rage and sorrow over war-related horrors. Picasso used what he already knew about the history and theory of art to organize his learning into relevant categories. In this way, he was able to see how each painting he studied his own or another artist's might help him meet his purposes. He worked on a solution that would synthesize his own unique visions with the learning he had gained. He did this by doing different sketches until he was able to come up with a final draft that express his emotional state of the war. He was able to commutate this clearly by not only through art but also in journals, sketchbooks, conversations, and even arguments with fellow artists. He continually thought about his own processes as a painter, a problem-solver, and a student of art to assess how well he was progressing toward a solution. Picasso painted Guernica as a protest against the Nazi bombing of a small Basque town in Northern Spain called Guernica. He didn't react to the things that were going on in his personal life at that point and time. If he did it may have given him self-satisfaction, but it would not have allowed him to address and commutate his own grief and anger over the bombing of Guernica and the live of the people lost in the bombing. He was able to create this mural by practicing five disciplines: knowledge acquisition, problem solving, communication and reflection. Being able to conduct investigations, organize new information, find and solve problem, communicate, and reflect makes Picasso ordinary. Everyone has the ability to follow the (Silver, 2003, p.5) five disciplines; some of us don't have the drive that Picasso had.
Pablo Picasso was an individualist; he never did anything like everyone else (Maria, 2006, p.3)." Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized. People just don't have that much vision." This quote by Picasso shows the feelings that he portrayed through his artwork. Throughout his life he maintained a belief in the need to tap into our innate creativity. Picasso is worldwide regarded as the greatest artist of 20th century. He has impact the world with his art it is (Mallen, 2001, p.4) most noticeable in Spain where some of the largest museums in Madrid, Barcelona and MÐ“ÐŽlaga celebrate, along with the art world, a triple anniversary: 2006, marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Pablo Picasso (where he is seen as a child genus). His Guernica mural has become one of the world's greatest visual documents against war in general. Picasso has become a part of our art cultural today his works are taught in school through out the world. His work is featured today in museums and private collections around the world and is considered some of the most recognizable and valuable art known to date. Up and coming artists use Picasso's work daily as a tool for learning composition, color, and art history. Picasso explored art through a variety of themes, periods and modes that are responsible for the way modern artists view the world today. He is one of the most famous names in history and his work can be readily identified by people around the world, including those without knowledge in art or art history Those Picasso died in 1973 at the age of ninety two in Mougins, France. Picasso's impact on the world both art and otherwise, is an ongoing one.
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