Painted at the age of 20, this “Blue Period” Self-Portrait portends great things to come. Even though this is a sad time for the young Pablo, this painting transcends its blueness with several well-hidden clues. The coat tells us the young painter is going somewhere, and I think we could all agree with that. His gaunt face and scruffy facial hair are an attempt to hide the confidence you see in his painterly gaze. For me, of course, (remember its always all about me) It’s like looking into Snow White’s, Magic Mirror. When I was 20, I had a coat exactly like that! Mirror, mirror on the wall…


June 06, 2017

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