This is one of the reasons why I love New York....I simply love The Met. An exhibit of Picasso's work opened up a few weeks ago... I love it... I've seen it twice and each time I notice something different. Take a virtual tour inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and enjoy the exhibit yourself. I love this painting from his 'Blue Period'.
This is probably my favorite Picasso linoleum cut piece. The inspiration was a 1564 painting (below) by Lucas Cranach. It is the most complicated of all his linoleum cut pieces. It required that he cut six separate blocks for each distinct color: black, red, green, yellow, brown and blue.
To improve the registration and streamline the process, Picasso invented a new way of printing a multicolored image from a single block, known as the reductive linocut.