Think one of the most amazing skills that made him special is that he could break down a subject into its core elements, remove what wasn’t necessary, and focus on what mattered, in a very efficient manner.
Although he was capable of making realistic paintings, he chose the way of abstraction, which I think made him an artistic genius.
One example is this series of bull images. It shows how he moved from very realistic to highly abstracted painting. You could easily tell that the most abstract image is clearly a bull, but he eliminated the details that didn’t matter and focused only on what mattered.
This is Picasso, this is Abstraction.
And guess what?
- Apple uses Picasso technique of abstraction in all their products.