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What is Picasso’s “Original Face”?

This is not only the transformation of a single person’s aesthetic. It is, in visual form, the very transformation of an entire way of seeing and expressing our shared reality, from the Classical and Romantic to the Modern and Postmodern. Fascinating!

These two images capture the evolution of this view, first to last:

Pablo Picasso’s first self-portrait, at 15 (1896) vs. his last, at 90 (1972), with some 50,000 artworks between.
(Text credit lost — words not mine.)

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