Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain. His first teacher was his father. After leaving from the Academy in Madrid, he became a part of a progressive art circle in Barcelona. At the end of his Blue Period (1901-1904), he moved into a studio known as the Bateau-Lavoir (laundry boat) in Paris. After the Rose Period when he used har1equins and traveling circus performers as subject matter, he painted Dernoiselles de Avignon (1907), one of the most important paintings of the 20th century. The next year he created a new style of painting, Cubism, with Georges Braque. In his Analytical and Synthetic Cubist works, interpreting three-dimensional objects in terms of conceptual realism" while sticking to the two-dimensionality of painting. His work of the 1920s was related to Surrealism. In 1937 he completed a major political painting, Guernica. After the war, he continued to paint with tremendous creativity and vitality, showing little concern for restrictions of genre or style.