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Pablo Picasso- The Old Guitarist Pablo Picasso is one of the most world-renowned artists and possibly the most famous artist of the 20th century I know that when I think of art the first artist that comes to mind is Picasso He was a Spanish artist that started his career at a young age during the turn of the century Since his father was an art teacher he was supported heavily and learned the different styles and techniques from somebody that knew them best Somebody even once said that Pablo knew how to draw and paint before he could talk Picasso had about three main stages in his career They were the Blue Period the Rose Period and Cubism Picasso also had very erotic overtones in his artwork mostly towards the end of his career The painting that I will be analyzing is from the beginning of his career toward the end of his Blue Period so the eroticism is absent from this work of art The painting is titled The Old Guitarist and depicts a homeless man playing the guitar He is dressed in rags and looks like he is possibly blind The painting is monochromatic with the dominant color being blue The Old Guitarist is one of Pablo Picassos most famous works of art and represents his feelings and mood during the period of his life and career known as the Blue Period During Picassos Blue Period he drew homeless and decrepit people He drew a lot of street people and prostitutes He was mostly concentrating on painting pictures that represent pain and suffering This period lasted from 1901- 1904 The Old Guitarist was painted in 1903 so it was during the tail end of his Blue Period This painting got across his mood and the type of feelings he wanted to portray more than out of all the paintings during this period Picasso had a hard time trying to sell some
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