Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Old Guitarist

One of Pablo Picasso's famous paintings, The Old Guitarist was painted shortly after one of his close friends, Casagemas committed suicide in 1903. It was created in Madrid, and Picasso used oil on a panel. I particularly like his use of color; the (dark) blues, blacks, and grays produce a mood affect of grim disparity, but the color of the guitar (brown) sticks out, perhaps to show more emphasis on the obliviousness of his current state and how the guitar may serve as a scapegoat for this man.

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