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The Blue Period (Spanish: Período Azul) is a term used to define the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904 when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors.

Picasso was influenced by a journey through Spain and by the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas, who took his life at the L`Hippodrome Cafe in Paris, France by shooting himself in the right temple on February 17, 1901.

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