A throbbing document of human suffering: The famous painter Pablo Picasso is requested by one of his female admirers to make a painting for him. Picasso made a painting in just 10 seconds and handed it over to the woman and said – this is a million dollar painting. The woman could not believe it at all. The next day the woman went to the market with the painting and was surprised when the shopkeepers told that it was a painting worth several million dollars.
Born on 25 October 1881 in Málaga, Spain, the great painter Pablo Picasso gave rise to cubism by using sharp lines in his paintings. His photographs make human suffering come alive. There are many of his paintings on this subject, which are equally famous all over the world.
A hallmark of the popularity of Picasso’s paintings. Picasso made a painting called Marie Therese in 1932. After nearly 90 years, when it was auctioned in New York City in 2021, it sold for more than 700 crores. The special thing is that the bid for it lasted only 19 minutes. While it was a deep corona period.
Pablo Picasso famously said – Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. (Every act of creation is primarily an act of destruction).
An era in the art world came to an end with the death of this great painter on 8 April 1973.
Other important events:
1857: Mangal Pandey, the great hero of India’s first freedom struggle, was hanged.
1892: Birth of Historian Hemchandra Roy Chowdhury.
1994: The author of the national song ‘Vande Mataram’, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, died.
1924: Birth of the great classical singer Kumar Gandharva.
1938: The birth of Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
1950: Birth of poet Dinesh Kumar Shukla.
1983: Birth of actor Allu Arjun, who became famous with the film ‘Pushpa’.