Self Portrait by Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter and co-founder of the Cubist movement who lived between 1881 and 1973. The portrait of a young man who seems old beyond his years. He is, without doubt, parodying one of Van Gogh's self-portraits with this air of austerity and a heightened sense of the macabre.
Picasso..blue period painting. The National Gallery's exhibit of Picasso's early years, which included his blue period, was one of the best I've ever seen. It provided lots of insight into the connection between the life of the artist and his art.