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Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on the artist, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.
The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to such great heights.
"Engrossing detail and elegance, charged with charm and finesse"
"An illuminating documentary for the art-curious and a legacy film for Picasso enthusiasts"
"Inspiring. Grabsky keeps coaxing us into refining the way we look at art and the world around us"
The Oxford Times
"Compelling, enlightening and informative"
"A treat to get an artsy fix at the cinema. This is definitely on our cultural hit-list"
"The passion with which the interviewees speak of the important times and influences in his life is bound to pique the viewers’ interest"
"Exciting and unique"
South Wales Argus
Even with the relatively short time-span this film covers – it finishes with the 1907 proto-cubist painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon – there’s a lot to get through, including the precocious juvenilia and the blue and rose periods, as well as Picasso’s tumultuous personal life.
It’s fascinating to ...