Self Portrait by Pablo Picasso

Self Portrait with Cloak

Self Portrait by Pablo Picasso

Painting Details

20th Century Artist: Pablo Picasso
Title and Year: Self Portrait with Cloak, 1901
Size: 81cm x 60cm
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Collection: Musee Picasso, Paris, France
Subject: Portraits, Male Portraits, Self Portraits


Pablo Picasso painted this Self Portrait with Cloak painting during his famous blue period series. Like many of his other paintings from this period, this self portrait uses all blue tones and is very melancholy in nature.

The young artist presents himself as the struggling painter, unshaven, somber, mysterious, while still remaining confident.

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

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