The Old Guitarist was created by Pablo Picasso in 1903 while he was living in Spain during what would be later referred to as his Blue Period, hallmarked by almost universal use of a monochromatic blue palette, somber and dismal subjects and an overall impoverished tone.
Rene Maggrite This Is Not a Pipe is one of his most iconic images. Irony is not necessarily the lens through which one might understand Rene Magritte's This Is Not a Pipe. As Suzi Gablik points out the arbitrary relationship between an object and its name, explaining that this work is Magritte's way of saying that, "an image is not be confused with something tangible".
A revolutionary style of modern art pioneered by Pablo Picasso, Cubism formed in response to the rapidly changing modern world. In collaboration with his friend and fellow artist Georges Braque, Picasso challenged conventional, realistic forms of art through the establishment of Cubism.