|The Yo Picasso. Self-Portraits catalog |
features preparatory sketches for a 1906 self-portrait.
|Self-portrait (Yo), 1901,|
|Self-portrait with a Relative, 1895,|
Each portrait in the show is carefully dated, from the first, the mysterious Self-portrait with a Relative (right, possibly his father or an uncle) from 1895, to his last, pencil and crayon self-portrait in 1972 just months before his death (bottom). His first is a strangely composed, possibly unfinished, portrait of an older, very dignified gentleman with a mustache to which Picasso seems to have amended a highly finished image of himself in the upper left quadrant facing the opposite direction. The self-portrait seems to have been an afterthought. Born in 1881, Picasso would have been a mere boy of fourteen at the time.
|Self-portrait with a Palette, 1906,|
Pablo Picasso. The preparatory
sketches (top) were for this painting.
|Self-portrait, 1907, Pablo Picasso,|
a radical departure from the 1906
painting (above, left) reflects his
earliest involvement with Cubism.
|Picasso's final self-portrait, June 30, 1972. He died April 8, 1973.|