|The First Communion by Pablo Picasso|
Picture and facts from Mental Floss
1. The painting depicts Pablo Picasso’s sister, Lola, at her first communion. The man at her side is either modeled on their father or on Vilches, a doctor and a friend of the family. The young altar boy is Pere, Vilches’ son.
2. Picasso’s interest in art developed at a young age: he began drawing by age 7, he completed his first painting by age 9, and at age 14 he began “The First Communion.”
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I just love art. My walls are covered by prints I've found interesting, unique, strange and peaceful. I'm not an expert, just a avid looker, ponderer and enjoyer of visual art.
When I happened across this painting by Picasso, I was shocked...that painting is a Picasso? They don't, at all, resemble the works on my wall. Nope, this painting was so normal. Beautiful, of course, but just so normal. As I read the article I was bowled over to learn that this painting was started when Pablo was only 14. Let see, at 14 I was gawking at cute boys and listening to copious amounts of Duran Duran...
Impressive...so very impressive.