1901 - 1904
During which Picasso would paint works of blue and blue-green shades to give off a sad feeling. Beggars and prostitutes were the usual focal point of these works. Picasso was inspired to do this by a trip he made through Spain and by the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas.
“If I don't have red, I use blue”
1901 - 1906
Consists of more cheery works of art (makes a change from prostitutes) with brighter colors. I presume he ran out of blue and green and had to use something else. These bright pieces featured many circus people
“Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions”
1909 - 1912
Analytic cubism (1909–1912) is a style of painting Picasso developed with Georges Braque using monochrome brownish and neutral colours. Both artists took apart objects and "analyzed" them in terms of their shapes.
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael,
but a lifetime to paint like a child”