Focusing in on 13 key events in Picasso's life, this meticulously researched documentary begins with the artist as a child prodigy, studying at the knee of his father, himself a renowned drawing instructor. However, the teenaged Picasso chose to forgo a stable career in academia in favor of the more precarious existence of a studio painter; a shrewd choice, since, at the age of 16, he created his first masterpiece: "Science and Charity." As the filmmakers deconstruct Picasso's canvasses, the viewer sees how style and subject were shaped by tragedies in his life. Devastated by the suicide of a friend, he pictured the funeral as a parody of El Greco. Championed by Gert...