The Top 5 Picasso Paintings That Made Him Famous

by admin on February 18, 2013

Pablo Picasso

What made Picasso very famous? During his lifetime, Picasso produced hundreds of beautiful and meaningful paintings that even now leave many spellbound. Most of them were displayed in famous Museums in the whole world and some are being displayed in the homes of rich personalities. But with the hundreds of artworks done by Picasso there are top 5 Picasso paintings that engraved its mark in the history of art forever.

The famous paintings of Pablo Picasso are the followings;

  • Guernica- it is a 1937 work of Pablo Picasso that is against the ideas of war that is displayed in Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. The artwork is an expression of the strong and destructive emotions that brought about by war. The painting was created because of the Spanish Civil war that resulted in the bombing of Guernica. The war forced men to leave the town unprotected leaving those who are left behind helpless making tem suffer the consequences of death. The painting captured the flood of emotions of suffering that were shown by people during the war. The beauty that was captured by Picasso in those chaotic times earned the painting the opportunity to be an image that fully shows the devastating results of the war to all who was affected by it.
  • Les demoiselles d’Avignon – it was created during the 1907s and is currently displayed in Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was the most controversial work of Picasso that contested the works of Matisse in the contemporary Art revolution that resulted in a rivalry.The painting was a picture of showing five women sex workers that is portrayed in a distorted array of geometric figures used to show the images of the women’s body.


  • Gertrude Stein- it was a painting made by Pablo Picasso in 1906 and is now displayed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It was a portrait of a supporter of Picasso that contributed to the early success of the artist.  The style used in the painting was synthesized cubism that displayed different portion of Gertrude’s face in different angles and resembles more of an African native mask than the real face of Gertrude.


  • The Two Saltimbaues –it was a painting made by Picasso during 1901 and is now displayed in Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Russia. It was a painting from the blue period. It was one of Picasso’s pre-cubism art works. The painting shows the emotion of sadness and gloominess.


  • The Weeping Woman- a painting created during 1937 and is now displayed in London. It was one of the later works of Picasso. It shows a distorted image of a woman that shows the feeling of sadness in a literal image of crying.

Pablo Picasso was one of the world famous Spanish painters who lived in the modern era of 20th century. The feelings that he convey on his every painting regardless of how simple it is made his style known in the world of art.

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