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The Blind Man's Meal, 1903

 
 
 
 
 
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Artist Picasso, Pablo In Paris and Barcelona Picasso was desperately poor. He often went hungry and the frequent appearance of food and drink in his early work is revealing as a mirror of the vicissitudes of his own life. Over and over again he painted men and women seated at a table. Food, if any, is a bowl of gruel of a crust of bread; drink, a bottle of wine or a glass of absinthe.
The composition of the Blind Man’s Meal is characteristic – a single figure against a simple background fills the picture. The repast is frugal but furnishes Picasso with the materials for a still life.

 

 
Date

1903

 
Institution The Metropolitan Museum of Art
   
Medium Oil on canvas
 
Dimensions 95.3 x 94.6 cm
 
 
 
 

 

 

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