One of the most famous painters of modern art is Pablo Picasso. From his over-marketed most well-known pieces, to some of the more obscure projects he worked on, Picasso redefined how art on a canvas can be prepared and created. Influenced by the Spanish Civil War, family, relationships, and politics, Picasso's paintings have inspired thousands, from fellow painters to architects to designers. The freedom he used in his work to step outside of realistic boundaries and create a world of imaginary cubism was entirely new at the time and dramatically different than many other schools of thought at the time.
The Pablo Picasso Video (DVD)- English provides a detailed overview of the artist, along with his famous works as well as the factors that influenced him at the time. A good amount of the film focuses on his painting, Crucifixion, deconstructing how the painting came to be created and finished. The film also focuses on Picasso's personal life at the time, also alluding to emotional influences playing a key part in the painting. The product fits in courses teaching Art History, English or Photography (33 minutes in length).