Pablo Picasso, "Chanel in blue" - The Blue Period (Spanish: Período Azul) is a term used to define the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904 when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain and painted in Barcelona and Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them at the time.
From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection
Self Portrait by Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter and co-founder of the Cubist movement who lived between 1881 and 1973. The portrait of a young man who seems old beyond his years. He is, without doubt, parodying one of Van Gogh's self-portraits with this air of austerity and a heightened sense of the macabre.
Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901, Courtauld Gallery, review
La Vie, 1903. In February 1901 Picasso’s friend Casagemas committed suicide: he shot himself in a Parisian café because a girl he loved had refused him. His death was a great shock to Picasso, and the painter would return to it again and again in his art. - I'm not a huge fan of Picasso, but this is one of my favorite art pieces.