PICASSO DURING THE BLUE AND PINK ERA
A period that rarely enjoys the consideration it deserves
In Picasso’s extraordinary career, his Blue and Pink periods rarely enjoy the consideration they deserve.
Summed up as his work between 1901 and 1907, and overshadowed by his great Cubist paintings, those times are all too often merely touched upon, simplified and seldom examined according to their merits.
Yet, they hold the seeds of all his future work as it was at this point that Picasso turned his back on his father’s teaching, escaped the academic constraints the Fine Arts and frantically tried out every technique, approach and influence to find his own path.