Oil Paintings Art Gallery
Picasso - The Old Guitarist, 1903 Oil Painting
This Blue Period painting was created after the suicide of Picasso’s friend Carlos Casagemas along with pieces such as “The Tragedy”. The Blue Period stretched from 1901 to 1904 and was defined by its melancholy subject matter and hues. The painting depicts a blind beggar in torn and tattered clothes sitting in a somewhat distorted manner around his guitar. The distortion of his features and elongated limbs is reminiscent of the work of el greco. The figure is known to be modeled after a blind artist whom Picasso knew in Madrid….

Picasso - The Old Guitarist, 1903 Oil Painting


This Blue Period painting was created after the suicide of Picasso’s friend Carlos Casagemas along with pieces such as “The Tragedy”. The Blue Period stretched from 1901 to 1904 and was defined by its melancholy subject matter and hues.

The painting depicts a blind beggar in torn and tattered clothes sitting in a somewhat distorted manner around his guitar. The distortion of his features and elongated limbs is reminiscent of the work of el greco. The figure is known to be modeled after a blind artist whom Picasso knew in Madrid….

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