Later Years

Final artworks

In the last four years, Pablo Picasso created more than in any other period of his life. In 1949, Pablo Picasso was one of 250 sculptors who exhibited in the 3rd international sculpture held at the Philadelphia Museum of art. He made artwork series based on Velazquez's painting of Las Meninas. He also was inspired by Goya Delacroix, Manet, Courbet, and based paintings on works by them. In addition to Picasso's artistic achievements, he made film appearances, including a cameo in Jean Cocteau's Testament of Orpheus. He also helped to make a film about Picasso ''The mystery of Picasso'' in 1955.

In his later years, Picasso created cubist sculpture, which is 50 feet high, and also known as Chicago Picasso. It is standing at Daley Plaza in the heart of the city. Picasso donated the sculpture for people in Chicago and refused to be paid $100,000. The statue is birdlike, but actually, it symbolizes the bust of a woman. Picasso met Sylvette Davit in 1954, and he drew numerous portraits of hers, and painters' relationship with Sylvette was platonic.


In final years Picasso devoted his full energy to his artworks. Pablo Picasso died in 1973 on 8 April, in France, Mougins. He worked until the day he died at the age of 92. Pablo Picasso Died of heart failure, and He was buried in the south of France on the grounds of the chateau.

Self-portrait facing death

''Self-portrait facing death'' is Pablo Picasso's most famous and well-known self-portrait, it was completed less than a year before the painter's end. The painters' face is terrified but seems brave. The self-portrait took several months to complete. Some people talk about Picasso's fear of death and his terrified expression of the face. And some think that The ''Self-portrait facing death'' symbolizes Picasso's confirmation of death.

Picasso Museum

The Museo Picasso is located in Barcelona, Spain, Catalonia. The museum houses one of the most popular collections of Pablo Picasso, the most famous artist of the 20th century. The museum has complete permanent work collections with 4,251 works exhibited by the Spanish painter. The Museo Picasso occupies large palaces dating from the 13th and the 14th century. The building follows the Gothic style of Civil Catalan. Highlights of the artwork collections of Pablo Picasso include the first significant works, The First Communion (1896), and Science and Charity (1897).