From 1900 to 1904. At this time Picasso didn’t have enough money to buy paint, the only paint that he could buy was blue. It’s interesting that blue was the cheapest paint to buy, blue is a symbol of sadness and poverty Picasso could have felt like this at this time.
This is one of the painting that he painted at this period. By looking at this, there are many shades of blue. There is no big difference between the shading, there are no harsh colours black or white. This shows that the colour isn’t meant to be shocking or harsh but the actual figure is shocking itself. The right eye looks bruised or damaged in some way. This means she had a hard life. Also the blue colours in the painting show sadness and poverty.