During his time, Picasso produced many self portraits, and due to his unique style, no one looks like the other. His use of scattered shapes and sometimes hidden objects represent things he often identifies with / that represent him. During his ‘blue’ period when mourning the loss of his close friend, most of his work features the main colours of blue and green. This represents the depression he battled whilst dealing with his loss. Even in his surrealist work, dark grey based colours feature within his work as a representation of all the war, love and loss within his life. Every small detail within his work represents something personal to him.