I am myself not a huge fan, but I do respect Picasso's talent and I like some of his work. I here offer a sample of things that show his range and ability, and which I think are amazing. (Above, one of the series Scenes from a Bullfight, 1958.
Perhaps schools that want to teach Picasso should tell 14-year-olds that in school Picasso was taught, "you should paint like this and this and this," and he thought, "forget you, I am going to break every single one of your rules and paint however I want and show you that I can still make great art." Fourteen-year-olds might appreciate that. The Family of Saltimbanques, 1905.
Head of a Woman.
Study for Mother and Child, 1904.
Minotaur Caressing a Sleeping Woman.
One of the drawings with light Picasso did for Life photographer Gjon Mili in 1949.
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, 1955.
The Tragedy, 1903.
Paul Picasso as a Child, 1923.
Seated Harlequin, 1923
Portrait of Olga, 1919.