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Violin Hanging on a Wall - oil, spackle with sand, enamel, charcoal
By: Pablo Picasso (1913)

Art Tidbits:

Not only did Pablo Picasso (b. October 25, 1881) become one of the greatest and most influential artists of his time, he is also the co-creator of Cubism and one of the most recognized artists
of the 20th century. He is renowned for the various styles he switched between, constantly reinventing his own creativity and technical mastery. His career spanned over 78 years, in which he created many masterpieces, including paintings, prints/engravings, illustrations as well as sculptures. With thousands
of pieces to his name and his artwork seen by millions, he still leaves behind a great influence
to artists today.


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