Inspired By: Picasso’s Blue Period

The shades of blue in the new Classic Specs collection have us thinking of one of Pablo Picasso’s most famous – although tragic – periods of his work. During his Blue Period of 1901 to 1904, Picasso painted exclusively monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, thought to have been influenced by a journey through the city of Spain during a period of depression. These cathartic images, although some of the most somber images of his work, are now some of Picasso’s most popular works to date.

Inspired by the Blue Period, we’ve crafted color palettes of some of the artist’s most famous pieces:

The Blue Room (1901)

Classic Specs Burnett glasses in Ocean Blue, Beacon glasses in Dove Grey.
Classic Specs Burnett glasses in Ocean Blue, Beacon glasses in Dove Grey.

Femme aux Bras Croisés (1902)

Classic Specs Whitney glasses in Ocean Blue, Beaumont glasses in Crystal, Rosalind glasses in Aqua Crystal
Classic Specs Whitney glasses in Ocean Blue, Beaumont glasses in Crystal, Rosalind glasses in Aqua Crystal

The Old Guitarist (1904)

Classic Specs Ashland glasses in Blue Gradient, Irwin glasses in Moss, Amherst glasses in Tim Lahan Three Way
Classic Specs Ashford glasses in Blue Gradient, Irwin glasses in Moss, Amherst glasses in Tim Lahan Three Way

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