In the image above, we find Picasso most certainly at play. Apparently Pablo threw on some random clothes one day, and said “Look at me, I am Popeye!” That scene is recorded for posterity with the great image below. André Villers met Picasso in 1953 and stayed at his side for close to a decade, writes The Age, “quietly observing and shooting the man at work and at play.”
Aside from the charming image of the famous painter playing dress up, we also appreciate the glimpse at his furniture and belongings, especially the Demoiselle-esque masks on the left wall. Inspiration, perhaps?
Here is a colorized version, later done digitally.
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