The Best Artwork by Pablo Picasso

A list of Pablo Picasso artwork, including all notable Pablo Picasso paintings, sculptures and other works of art, with photos when available. These popular Pablo Picasso pieces are sorted alphabetically by the title of the work of art. These are some of Pablo Picasso's most famous art pieces, so if you're wondering what art was made by Pablo Picasso and how many major pieces of art Pablo Picasso made then this list is a great resource. If you want to know more about these pieces of renowned Pablo Picasso artwork, then click on their names for additional information.

Examples of artwork on this list include Guernica and The Old Guitarist.

Pablo Picasso is a renowned artist celebrated by people from all around the world, so skip a day at the museum and check out these historic works of art that were created by Pablo Picasso. {#nodes}

  • Autoportrait à la palette
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    Autoportrait à la palette (1906) is a painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Picasso's Rose Period
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    Minotauromachy

    Minotauromachy is a 1934 etching by Pablo Picasso in line with other works by the painter realized through the decade where he used the theme of the legendary Minoan creature Minotaur recurrently.
    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
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    Minotaur Kneeling over Sleeping Girl

    Minotaur Kneeling over Sleeping Girl is a 1933 etching by Pablo Picasso remarked as the first example in line among several works to be realized through the remaining part of the decade by the painter where he used the theme of the legendary Minoan creature Minotaur recurrently.
    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
  • Dora Maar au Chat
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    Dora Maar au Chat is a 1941 painting by Pablo Picasso. It depicts Dora Maar, the painter's lover, seated on a chair with a small cat perched on her shoulders. This work is one of the world's most expensive paintings.
    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Cubism
  • La Lecture de la Lettre is a painting by Pablo Picasso, painted circa 1921, during the artist's transition from Cubism to Classicism, very close to the time of the birth of his son, Paulo. The oil on canvas painting depicts two well-dressed boys reading a letter. The boys have downcast expressions as they read. One boy has an oversized hand on the other's shoulder.
    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Cubism
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    Ma Jolie
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    Ma Jolie is a 1911-1912 Cubist painting by Pablo Picasso. It relies on abstract meanings and concepts such as signified and signifier. It is now in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It is not to be confused with the 1914 Picasso of the same name, now in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Picasso's mistress at the time he created this painting was Eva Gouel. His nickname for her was "Ma Jolie;" she died in 1915. "Ma Jolie" was also the refrain a popular song of the day. The picture also implies a bowl of fruit situated on top of the woman's head, alluding to the abstract roots of his works before the onset of the First World War.
    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Cubism