The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso

The Old Guitarist

The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso

Painting Details

20th Century Artist: Pablo Picasso
Title and Year: The Old Guitarist, 1903
Size: 122.9cm x 82.6cm
Medium: Oil on Panel
Collection: Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Subject: Portraits, Male Portraits


The old guitarist painting is typical of Picasso's blue period works. Painted in Barcelona when Picasso was just 22 years old and still struggling as an artist.

See more Picasso Blue Period Paintings, Cubist Paintings or Late Picasso Paintings.

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