picasso in a beret - self portrait 1902

Picasso Self-Portrait 1902

This 1902 self-portrait by Pablo Picasso depicts the artist wearing a beret. The beret's origins are usually traced to the Basque region of Europe in the Pyrenees Mountains, the natural border between France and Spain. For more on the history of the beret and why this hat may have been a favorite of this Spanish artist who spent much of his career in France, visit our info page about The Beret.