In this harlequin painting, Picasso is emulating the three-quarter pose of Renaissance portraiture. The artist gave the 1917 work (which some believe to be a "transposed self-portrait") to the city of Barcelona two years after painting it.
Portrait of Pablo Picasso with Jacqueline aux fleurs by David Douglas Duncan, Villa La Californie, Cannes, So there he was, ringing the bell at La Californie. Jacqueline Roque-Picasso opened the gate and Duncan explained what he was after.
Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in front of his painting "Guernica", at its unveiling at the Spanish Pavilion of the International World Fair held six weeks after the aerial bombing of the Basque village of Guernica. , 1937 by David Seymour Photograph