When looking at Boy with Pipe (1905), my mind immediately pictures (although this is 55 years earlier) walking into a tent made of Arabian-style fabric to find a young boy filling the space with hash smoke from his pipe in the flower-child 60’s. Beyond that personal image, my immediate reaction is Picasso’s step away from the stylistic norm of painting portraits: the boy body is cut off by the bottom of the canvas in a peculiar location, the symmetry of his face is far from perfect, and his angelic wings and crown are made of flowers. This painting is at the beginning of Picasso’s “Rose Period” (1905-6), which is very clearly expressed through the floral headband and wings as well as the background color. Upon closer inspection I notice the pipe is awkwardly being held, the color green is used as a shadow on the boy’s outfit, and there seems to be something cutoff at the top of the canvas. Much like the impressionists, Picasso’s brushstrokes are clearly visible in the background of the painting. His use of light, although dull, is still expressed through green on the boy’s sleeve and the shadow on his face so there isn’t an absence of light, just a different perception than that of impressionists.