Synopsis by Sally Barber
Spanish cubist, painter, and sculptor Pablo Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His radical ideas about art challenged the way reality is perceived. Called by some "the father of modern art," Picasso's prodigious career spanned 75 years. Picasso: War, Peace, Love examines the master's works from his famous Guernica mural, dated 1937, to the pieces he produced in his latter years. An in-depth profile of the artist, it provides historical background explaining how world events affected Picasso's ideas on war and peace. The variety of mediums the artist employed to express his ideas is also emphasized through many examples of his work from museums, galleries, and private collections, including both familiar and unfamiliar pieces. Video highlights include a tour of the master's studio, located near Cannes, France.