©Pablo Picasso - Self-Portrait 1906

Picasso Self-Portrait 1906
1906 26x19cm Oil on canvas mounted on honeycomb panel
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City:
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 (at about the same time he completed his portrait of Gertrude Stein), was followed immediately by his large "Self-Portrait with Palette" (Philadelphia Museum of Art), perhaps a pendant to Gertrude Stein.