The first time I saw Pablo Picasso’s 1910 Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, my reaction was to wonder whether it was a portrait at all. While it is certainly a depiction of famed art dealer Ambroise Vollard, it is not recognizable as him upon first glance. The portrait, painted during Picasso’s Cubist style period, seems closest to a view of Vollard through a broken mirror. The majority of the painting being composed of short, straight, confusingly oriented lines creates a surreal view of typically average subject matter. This painting, while not stylistically similar to Van Gogh’s works, reminds me heavily of them due to the surreal takes on ordinary views.