Pablo Picasso is a world famous Spanish painter, sculptor and theatre designer whose paintings today are worth more than 1 billion dollars. In around 1907 Pablo Picasso, along with his friend Georges Braque, invented a new style of painting called cubism. Inspired by African sculpture, Picasso and Braque used simple shapes and a small range of colours to paint objects, people and landscapes. His most famous painting is Guernica. The painting is a large 1937 oil painting on canvas. It is one of his best-known works, regarded by many art critics as the most powerful anti-war painting in history. Guernica is also Picasso’s biggest painting. He always drew vivid and bright paintings, each of his paintings had a deep meaning.