The seemingly unfinished aspect of this art piece first attracted my attention. I found that this art piece was relatively different from what I would normally think of when I thought of Picasso’s work. This oil on canvas painting shows two very different aspects. One is the boy, the main subject of the image, who is depicted in color and detail and the other side of the painting is the sketched and unpainted part. This creates the impression that this is an unfinished piece of work. I liked this piece due to this deliberate presence of emptiness surrounding the boy, who was actually Picasso’s first child. My focus then went to the simplistic depiction of the child’s face and expression, creating the impression of affection that Picasso felt for his son. This art piece was produced during the time of Picasso’s turn to classicism and surrealism. This is very different from his period of analytical and synthetic cubism, as the subject in this piece is clearly depicted more naturalistically compared to pieces such as Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon 1907. While this piece is rather different from impressionist paintings considering techniques and methods of expression such as having more detail in the hair and ruffles on the costume, I felt that there could possibly be similarities with impressionist intentions where the deliberate blankness of the chair, the child’s feet and background could have been to emphasize more on the subjective rather than the objective.