Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso. Picador, 1889



Oil on wood

24x19 cm

Paris, Collection Claude Picasso

Early Works  


Pablo started displaying an ability to paint since he was three. A small oil painting, Picador, - a picture painted by the boy at the age of eight - is considered one of his first works. It was inspired by his first attendance of the bullfight his father took him to. Corrida remained one of Picasso’s passions for his entire life.

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#24. Sketch, Crashbox
What a very cute painting.
24 October
#23. Pascal, New York
Like everything, you must study or practice to appreciate. If you have eaten burgers and pizza your whole life, it may be difficult to appreciate sushi.
21 September
#22. Cosma, Germany
:) Look at this great picture and smile. GO PAINTIG NOT WAR
25 March
#21. Hugh Janis, Ur mother's
yeah I mean this is cool and all but when I was 8 years old I was rounding up all the neighborhood stray cats and I used to make them fight for food. I was helping those cats more than this painting helps me so if you think about it, this painting really is not that impressive from a grand perspective
06 December
#20. Luke, UK
I know nothing about art, but that horse is insanely good ! The legs are perfect, from an 8 year old boy from memory... Insane
17 November
#19. HungLarry77,
This isn't even impressive yeah sure he was 8 but I've seen better from a retarded infant after his diaper comes off. 2/10
08 July
#18. Christopher, Portland
Do people think they are original with the 8 years old comments? That is such an old joke, and so stupid. Perhaps your mind is that of an 8 year old if you can't see the beauty and genius of Picasso. Please go back to watching TV. This art is not for you.
11 May
#17. Austral, Leighton Buzzard
I don't understand those who say they "don't understand the hype". Surely this is a page about Picasso, so if you don't like him, don't come here??... I'll be honest, five years ago I didn't really enjoy Picasso as much as I do now. He is not everyone's cup of tea, especially his avant garde work, but when you look at his hole body of work, I can't help but be impressed. He had such a wide range of styles and was quite successful in most of them. Granted he was an arrogant man and I'm not a fan of his personality, but I don't think he'd much care what we think. I just hope if there's an afterlife, Henri Rosseau is having his own back. :-)
01 May
#16. L,
personally i don't understand the hype. sure, it's good for an 8 year old, but tbh it's not that interesting to me.
13 January
#15. November,
Quarantine boredom has took me here staring at Picasso painting when he was 8. What a gifted person had ever lived!
11 September
#14. deathMetalGirl, United States
I want to put that picture on my bedroom wall! Such talent!
(It`s actually a cute picture though)
19 November
#13. Marta, Germany
Respect, Talent!
20 October
#12. krish, mysore, india
omg, so beautiful
28 August
#11. Eri, Brazil, Guarulhos
guys...ORLY!? Actually it`s a child work, with 8 years old he painted it. I bet u didn`t a paint so proportionaly at 8.
05 October
#10. ben dover, ukrane
picasso has the mind of a child!
03 October
#9. kieron dunn:) 2k2, france.
hey i like beans.
03 October
#8. ben dover, ukrane
get on me picasso
03 October
#7. ben dover, ukrane
woof, meow, quack, ribbit, squeek
03 October
#6. zandi, iran-ghaemshahr
for mising
08 May
#5. G-man, Califonia
Cowboy much?
08 April
#4. Ida , sweden
l will do!!!
16 January
#3. Ebba,
you is goog
13 January
#2. picasso,
four loko
15 November
#1. anderson, brasil
eu admiro muito as obras dele ele fez muito sucesso
21 July

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