Did Picasso Do Drugs To Get Ideas For His Work?

Did Picasso Do Drugs To Get Ideas For His Work?

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Picasso once said: “The different styles I have been using in my art must not be seen as an evolution, or as steps towards an unknown ideal of painting…Different themes inevitably require different methods of expression. This does not imply either evolution or progress; it is a matter of following the idea one wants to express and the way in which one wants to express it.”

Creative work like painting needs inspiration. Looking at the work done by Picasso, it is evident that he needed more inspiration and insights than anybody. Did he do drugs to get fresh insights?

Here is a bite for you. If you look at this collection of Pablo Picasso’s portraits and compare the first piece to the last, you’ll find that each one is strikingly different. Given that all these are portraits and each style is unique, it begs to ask if the paintings were done by the same man. What’s your take on this?

15 years old (1896)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-0



18 Years old (1900)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-1



20 years old (1901)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-2



24 years old (1906)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-3



25 years old (1907)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-4



35 years old (1917)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-5



56 years old (1938)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-6



83 years old (1965)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-7



85 years old (1966)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-8



89 years old (1971)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-9



90 years old (June 28, 1972)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-10



90 years old (June 30, 1972)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-11



90 years old (July 2, 1972)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-12



90 years old (July 3, 1972)   picasso-self-portraits-from-age-15-to-age-90-13



Are they done by the same man? If yes, did he do drugs to come up with these different approaches?

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