Pursuing Pablo Picasso
The life and art of the man with many faces
The Blue Period, 1901-1904

When Picasso was old enough he moved to France to become an artist.  For a period of a few years he painted with mostly dark colors like blues and greens.  The people in his paintings were often alone, old, sick, or blind.  Why were his painting so sad?  Pablo Picasso’s art was not selling and he had no money for food.  His best friend had died and he was lonely.  He was very sad and his paintings showed this.  Imagination and emotions (feelings) are connected.

 

Here is a painting done during the Blue Period.  What about it makes it seem sad?  

The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso