(1881-1973) Throughout the world, cubism has one indisputable, iconic representative: Pablo Picasso. The Malaga-born artist is, without doubt, one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, and as such, he explored numerous artistic movements and became the inspiration for many other great artists. The artist worked in many different artistic genres, from sketching and painting to sculpture and ceramics, as well as stage design and costumes for theatre. Picasso left behind the richest personal artistic oeuvre our country possesses, a marvellous heritage of worldwide interest. Furthermore, Picasso was a great believer in the idea that art should not consist of simply applying a canon of beauty, but instead in what instinct and brains together were capable of conceiving beyond that canon.