This is by far my favorite painting by Pablo Picasso. His use of the blue monochrome scale is very well done. It draws you in on the old man and his guitar. His blue gradations in the background don't take away anything from the focal point of this painting. He does this by adding some white(or light) to the old mans hair and neck. he also draws in the audience by almost putting it in the center but leaving it a little off. It is positioned slightly to the right which is very subtle but intriguing.