An employee poses in front of Le Train Bleu, one of the largest works by Pablo Picasso, at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2010.

 

An employee poses in front of Le Train Bleu, one of the largest works by Pablo Picasso, at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2010. Measuring 10.40 m by 11.72 m, the painting was created as the front cloth for ballet company, Ballets Russes’  Le Train Bleu performance in 1924. Pic/AfpPic/AFP

Measuring 10.40 m by 11.72 m, the painting was created as the front cloth for ballet company, Ballets Russes’  Le Train Bleu performance in 1924.

Picasso shares a private moment with wife Jacqueline in their home in Vallauris on October 22, 1961.

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The She Goat (1950) on showcase at the Picasso Museum in France, reflects his interest in Classical imagery. The artist crafted the skeleton using discarded materials such as wicker baskets and metal scraps from his yard and filled out the body with plaster.

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The Three Dancers — this 1925 canvas painting by Picasso is one of his most famous works in the Surrealist style.

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A top view of Picasso’s largest stage curtain (34 ft x 54 ft) created for the realist ballet, Parade, in 1917. Seen here are workers hanging the curtain in Hong Kong in 2004, ahead of the official launch of the Year of France in China.

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Spanish dancer Joshua Ullate rehearses in front of Picasso’s Guernica at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid in 2014. Created in 1937 as response to the bombing of Basque town of Guernica in Spain, the 11 ft x 25 ft painting is considered one of the most powerful anti-war paintings in history.

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The Weeping Woman, a 1937 painting by Picasso, on display at the Tate gallery in 2012. Depicting a singular image of universal suffering, the painting carries forward anti-war theme that Picasso portrayed in Guernica. Pic/AFP
The Weeping Woman, a 1937 painting by Picasso, on display at the Tate gallery in 2012. Depicting a singular image of universal suffering, the painting carries forward anti-war theme that Picasso portrayed in Guernica. Pic/AFP

Sylvette David aka Lydia Corbett, former model of Picasso, stands in front of a photograph of herself (right) as she was posing as a young woman for the artist's work, Sylvette (1954, as seen on the left) at the Kunsthalle museum in Bremen, Germany, in 2014. Pic/AFP
Sylvette David aka Lydia Corbett, former model of Picasso, stands in front of a photograph of herself (right) as she was posing as a young woman for the artist's work, Sylvette (1954, as seen on the left) at the Kunsthalle museum in Bremen, Germany, in 2014. Pic/AFP

(Right) Nude, Green Leaves and Bust (1932), featuring Picasso’s mistress and model Marie-Thérèse Walter, on display at Christie’s in New York in 2010. It set a world art auction record in  2010 when it sold for a staggering $106.4 million. Pic/AFP
(Right) Nude, Green Leaves and Bust (1932), featuring Picasso’s mistress and model Marie-Thérèse Walter, on display at Christie’s in New York in 2010. It set a world art auction record in  2010 when it sold for a staggering $106.4 million. Pic/AFP

Pablo Picasso’s portrait of Dora Maar, his mistress and principal source of inspiration, being prepared to go under the hammer at Sothebys auction house in London in 2006. Pic/Afp
Pablo Picasso’s portrait of Dora Maar, his mistress and principal source of inspiration, being prepared to go under the hammer at Sothebys auction house in London in 2006. Pic/AFP

Pablo Picasso applies himself to a project of ceramics in his workshop in Vallauris April 1949. Pic/Getty Images
Pablo Picasso applies himself to a project of ceramics in his workshop in Vallauris April 1949. Pic/Getty Images