The Blind Man's Meal, 1903
|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.
|Institution||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||95.3 x 94.6 cm|