Pablo Picasso, La Vie

La Vie by Pablo Picasso is an oil on canvas on display at The Cleveland Museum of Art, a favorite in one of the most important Picasso collections in the United States. A culminating work of the artist’s Blue Period, La Vie is a poignant statement by a young Picasso mourning the loss of a friend while struggling to understand the meaning of life. This work is considered the first great masterpiece by the man many regard as the most influential artist of the 20ᵗʰ century. Learn more about this masterpiece with William M. Griswold, Director and President of The Cleveland Museum of Art.