Have you ever felt sad? From 1901 to 1904 Picasso was very sad when a friend of his died. As a result of his sadness, Picasso painted with mostly blue colors.
If you feel sad you can say "I feel blue today" and adults will understand that you are feeling a little down and sad. Why is blue the color of sadness? We don't really know why, it's just one thing that we all seem to agree on.
The blues in music is a type of music created by African American peoples of the deep south around the time Picasso was born.
B.B. King is known as the King of the Blues and he has a music video we watched and listened to as we worked on our own blue art. Listen and watch B.B. King here.
We created shaped of the face including details like iris, pupil, eyebrows, chins ears, thick necks and strong shoulders. To create our own blue colors we blended a variety of blues or added white.