The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso’s Old Guitarist

The genesis of Spanish master Pablo Picasso’s (1881-1973) aptly named “Blue Period” was the suicide of a dear friend and fellow artist Carlos Casagemas (1880-1901). At the time, Picasso’s paramour was the object of Casagemas’ desire. After discovering their affair, Casagemas attempted to shoot her. When he failed, he shot himself. Picasso was so wracked…