Pablo Picasso Spanish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 619

Picasso painted this self-portrait after spending the summer of 1906 in Gósol, a small village in the Spanish Pyrenees. The stay has become synonymous with a decisive new direction in his style, one that moved toward simplified forms with a decidedly archaic and sculptural appearance. This work, painted as the artist turned twenty-five (about the same time he completed his portrait of Gertrude Stein, MMA 47.106), was followed immediately by his large Self‑Portrait with Palette (Philadelphia Museum of Art), perhaps a pendant to Gertrude Stein.

#1825. Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France), Oil on canvas mounted on honeycomb panel

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