After Pablo Picasso completed The Old Guitarist around 1904 the painting became one of the most iconic pieces of his Blue Period. It seems to depict a poor and fragile musician and his instrument. However, experts have recently uncovered a secret lurking beneath the work of art.
Picasso is among the most significant artists of the 20th century. He was born in the Spanish city of Málaga in 1881 and displayed an amazing talent for art from a young age. In fact, his mother would later claim that Picasso’s earliest words were piz, piz – a shortened version of the word lápiz, which means “pencil” in Spanish.