Who Is the Man Hiding in Picasso’s Blue Room? (Video.) 

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June 17 2014 2:02 PM

Who Is the Man Hiding in Picasso’s Blue Room?

He doesn’t appear to be the painter himself.

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Painted in 1901, The Blue Room is considered one of Picasso's first masterpieces. But a conservator in the 1950s first noted odd brushstrokes that didn't seem to match the rest of the composition.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.