Pablo Picasso's life started with death; whereas being a stillborn and out of the blue revived by his uncle's cigarette smoke had changed art history for eternity; from there a genius was born, a household name that later was shrouded with secrecy. Picasso's life in the beginning wasn't quite a secret, nothing seem different about him at first. His approach as he got older did change. Nothing really stayed the same for him; things were often changing; especially when it came to death. Art was second nature to him at a young age. His first masterpiece was made when he was fourteen years old. His Mother knew he was talented and he quoted once, "My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso." (Pablo Picasso) It is also said that his first word was the word "pencil" in Spanish. Being the only male child, he had become the center of attention in the household which consist of his parents and four other women. From there he began to establish a charming disposition that would carry him throughout his lifetime. Such charm led him to lose his virginity before the age of fifteen in the brothels of Spain and there were also hints of him leaning towards homosexuality at times.
Picasso would get ridiculously close to his friends, especially to those whom he felt he could trust. One such friend was Carles Casagemas whom accompanied him to Paris in the year 1900. They had made a few new friends, especially a young lady that Casagemas was deeply in love with, but later finding that she did not want to marry him. Afterwards, there came an unexpected blow to Picasso's life. Casagemas invited a few friends out to dinner including the lady that had refused his marriage proposal. Sometime during the dinner, Casagemas pulled out a pistol and pointed it to his lady friend with the intentions of killing her and then went to shoot himself in the head, killing himself.