Art Genres Famous Blue Period Paintings

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List of famous Blue Period paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Blue Period period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Blue Period paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Blue Period period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

List pieces include Self-Portrait, The Actor and many more.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Blue Period paintings?” and “What are examples of Blue Period paintings?”
Femme aux Bras Croisés is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Blue Period Paintings
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Femme aux Bras Croisés, is a painting by Pablo Picasso done in 1902 during his Blue Period. The subject of the painting is unknown, but she may be an inmate of the Saint-Lazare hospital-prison in Paris. In her book Pablo Picasso, Antonina Vallentin devotes a great deal of time to writing about the haunting qualities of this painting. She describes her views of the subject as an inmate, who recently attempted suicide and now carries the blank but menacing stare of those unfortunates who found themselves at Saint-Lazare during the early 1900s. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Pablo Picasso

Genres (Art): Portrait

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Picasso's Blue Period

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Les Noces de Pierrette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Blue Period Paintings
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Les Noces de Pierrette is a painting by the Spanish artist and sculptor, Pablo Picasso. Painted in 1905, during Picasso's Blue Period; a time when the artist faced poverty and depression following the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas in 1901. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Pablo Picasso

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Picasso's Rose Period, Picasso's Blue Period

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Portrait of Angel Fernández de... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Blue Period Paintings
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Portrait of Angel Fernández de Soto is a portrait by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso completed in 1903 during his Blue Period. The oil painting depicts Picasso's friend and fellow painter, Angel Fernandez de Soto, in a bar with a glass of absinthe. The painting was previously owned by musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. On 23 June 2010, the painting was sold at auction for £34.7 million. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Pablo Picasso

Subject: Canvas, Oil paint

Genres (Art): Portrait

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Picasso's Blue Period

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Self-Portrait is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Blue Period Paintings
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Artist: Pablo Picasso

Subject: Pablo Picasso

Genres (Art): Portrait

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Picasso's Blue Period

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