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[pi-kah-soh, -kas-oh; Spanish pee-kah-saw] /pɪˈkɑ soʊ, -ˈkæs oʊ; Spanish piˈkɑ sɔ/
[pah-bloh;; Spanish pah-vlaw] /ˈpɑ bloʊ;; Spanish ˈpɑ vlɔ/ (Show IPA),
1881–1973, Spanish painter and sculptor in France. Unabridged
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  • It was talking upon Post Impressionist lines, talking in the manner of Picasso.

    The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • "I think it is Picasso that interests me now," Sitgreaves was saying.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • If, however, surprise were what Picasso aimed at he could go a very much easier way about it.

    Since Czanne Clive Bell
  • This is markedly true of Picasso who instigated the movement.

    Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning Willard Huntington Wright
  • Also, so cosmopolitan is Paris, there were those who would put in the query: "Et Picasso?"

    Since Czanne Clive Bell
British Dictionary definitions for Picasso


Pablo (ˈpæbləʊ). 1881–1973, Spanish painter and sculptor, resident in France: a highly influential figure in 20th-century art and a founder, with Braque, of cubism. A prolific artist, his works include The Dwarf Dancer (1901), belonging to his blue period; the first cubist painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907); Three Dancers (1925), which appeared in the first surrealist exhibition; and Guernica (1937), inspired by an event in the Spanish Civil War
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