The Old Pablo Picasso
Picasso never wanted to fight in any of the three wars, The World War I, the Spanish Civil War or the World War II. He was a pacifist, but some called him a coward. After the liberation of Paris in 1944, Pablo Picasso began a new period, but after some years, he lived through difficult times when his new mistress, François Gilot, left him in 1953.
Several works are reflecting the war times. Perhaps one of the most famous Pablo Picasso paintings is the Guernica, which depicts the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. This large canvas was exhibited in the New York Museum of Modern Art for a long time. Since 1992, the Guernica can be appreciated in the Reina Sofia Museum, in Madrid.
Picasso was already a very famous artist and a celebrity. He had enough money to live a good life. Picasso bought a large villa at the south of France, where he was working for a time. As Picasso was a celebrity, he had a problem, because he never liked to call the attention of the public.
Picasso decided to buy the Chateau Vauvenargues, near Aix-en-Provence and moved there. The works of this times had changes in color tones again.
He was very creative and productive during his last years, by producing a lot of paintings and copper plate etchings. His latest pictures show plenty of colors and are carefully dated. There is no defined style in them.
Pablo Picasso died on April 8, 1973. The body of the Artist was buried in the Chateau Vauvenargues, his last residence in France.
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