A Great Artist

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Pablo Picasso said, “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality” (“Pablo Picasso Quotes”). This quotation interprets the true essence of abstract painting.

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A Great ArtistInfluences, Styles, and Periods:What Picasso Left to the WorldPablo Picasso said, "There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality" ("Pablo Picasso Quotes"). This quotation interprets the true essence of abstract painting. What's more, it reflects that Pablo Picasso did not only think about how to create a painting, but also thought about how to paint with inspiration from life and nature. As an abstractionist, Picasso's works are not accepted by some artists and critics. However, his originality and skill have been praised for a long time. Money always tells the value of one's painting. According to Bruno Dillen, one of Picasso's paintings named Garon la Pipe, "depicting a Parisian boy holding a pipe in his left hand," was bought at the price of $104.1 million at Sotheby's New York in 2004. More than that, his other two paintings named Dora Maar with Cat and Femme aux Bras Croiss were sold at the prices of $95.2 million and $55 million ("Top 10 Most"). Picasso's paintings are considered the innovation and mainstay of abstract painting. Why is he so important to the development of abstract painti

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