Biography series: Pablo Picasso

14 names
by Joel Howard
Inspired by the life of Pablo Picasso

You had 14 names
You were bound to be great
Your first word was "pencil"
You were bound to be great
You copied the masters
You were bound to be great
You had 14 names
14 names!

It is interesting your father
Gave up painting 
When he discovered your talent
Mozart's dad, too, stopped composing
In the youth of his son
Who had surpassed him 

You lacked discipline
You disliked teaching
Off on your own at age 16
At age 16
No discipline, check!
No teaching, check!
Success? You bet
Regret? We don't know yet
But you had 14 names
14 names!


Picasso was baptized Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, source: Wikipedia

For more on his life and work, visit his featured page with my friends at Artsy.

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