Self Portrait Facing Death1972 by Pablo Picasso

The painting Self-Portrait Facing Death is Pablo Picasso‘s last well-known self-portrait and it was done a little less than a year before his death. Typically for his self portraits, he is depicted with big eyes that seem to swallow up the viewer, but he insisted he is not the one who is doing the looking. The artist is here battered by time and is facing his mortality, and his gaze seems terrified, but brave. His friend Pierre Daix recalled that Picasso “held the drawing beside his face to show that the expression of fear was a contrivance”.
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