A DIRECTOR has made a film about the early life of one of the world’s greatest artists.

Pablo Picasso is famed for creating some of the best-known works of art of the 20th century.

From his earliest works right up to his death in 1973, Picasso astounded the world with his art, particularly his mastery of cubism.

Now, a Brighton film director is bringing the early years of Picasso’s life to the screen.

Phil Grabsky is making the film as part of his Exhibition On Screen series.

Young Picasso will explore the early life of Picasso, and what made him a great artist.

Speaking on what inspired the film, Phil said: “I’ve been interested in Picasso for a long time.

“I’ve always been fascinated about where people come from.

“How did this boy from Malaga become one of the greatest artists of the 20th century?

“I look at Malaga, Paris and Barcelona and you get an idea of how this artist was formed.”

The film follows Picasso up to the age of 26 when he painted Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, an oil painting of five naked women in a brothel.

The picture shot Picasso to fame.

The art shown in the film has been made high-definition, so that art lovers can see as much detail as possible.

Phil, who is a director at Seventh Art Productions in Ship Street, Brighton, has made 20 films on major galleries, exhibitions and artists including the likes of Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.

He said his goal is to make art accessible to everyone.

Phil said: “I don’t talk in art speak, I want to make my films accessible.

“Why did he paint it? Why was it significant?

“I talk to my kids, my parents, and try to keep it grounded.

“Even if you don’t know anything about Picasso you will recognise these paintings.”

Phil will be in attendance for a screening of Young Picasso at the Shoreham Ropetackle on Thursday where he will host a question and answer session following the film.

He said: “I really enjoy getting to talk to people about my movies.

“The audience enjoy it because they can ask me questions and I enjoy it because I get to see them watch the film and listen to their comments afterwards.

“You get a good crowd and it’s intimate.”

For tickets visit www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk/.