|Portrait of Madame Canals 1905|
|The Accordionist 1911|
|Nude in a Black Chair 1932|
When we think of Picasso we imagine Cubist tours de force like and on, where horses have their heads turned around backward and young women pose with two eyes on one side of their faces. But the young Pablo used to plant himself in the Louvre before pure representational masterpieces by Rembrandt and Leonardo and copy them stroke for stroke.
-Steven Pressfield, from here