Woman in Blue with a Beret on Self- portrait
with a Palette of 1906. With 50% of control over transparency, we
notice the following similarities in the invisible:
- The oval shape of the face in Self- portrait with
a Palette of 1906 coincides with the one of Woman in Blue with
a Beret as well as Celestina but the self- portrait is
- The nose is drawn by a line that starts at the root
of the eyebrow until the base of the nose.
- The nose is Picasso’s and they are identical.
- We can find the sinuous line at the height of the eyebrow
marking the eyelid as well as the line marking a circle under the eye.
- The almond shaped form of the eye.
- The sinuous line at the root of the nose with two loops
rounded on either side.
- The rather long wrinkles under the nose, starting from
the root of the nose until the upper lip.
- The axial line of the mouth with the lips are identical
and are Picasso’s.
It seems that Woman in Blue with a Beret reflects Picasso who
represents himself under the traits of a prostitute because he loved to
disguise himself. At the source, it is always his own features. The difference
lies in the look. Picasso’s eyes are « Spanish eyes »
with a black pupil drawn in the iris. The eyes of Woman in Blue with
a Beret have a pale iris and a pupil well marked with a white reflection.