Watercolor on Paper with Laser Print on Tissue
22" x 15"
Prices are negotiable on original art.
Notes: One of my favorite paintings in Picasso's Old Guitarist. In this painting, I invite the old man to indulge in wine, women and some partying to lift his mood, while asking Picasso why he sentenced the guitarist to sadness.
Letter to Picasso
by Emily Calvo
Picasso, you dipped the scene in blue
with no solace from its icy hue.
The old guitarist is the color of worn jeans—
light blue, dark blue, aquamarine.
His bony body droops in song
like wilted houseplants long-gone wrong.
You could have given him more space
for Cezanne's tulips in a vase
or Renoir's dashing little maids.
You could have entertained him fine
with Hartnett's table of fruit and wine
or Toulouse’s rowdy chorus line
Guitarist, ever to portray
gloom, despair and disarray
Why is it the blues you play?
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