The 40th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death on April 8th 1973 took place last week. Life Magazine celebrated the modernist master's life and career with some astonishing color portraits created by Gjon Mili. Mili made these portraits over the course of two decades in the middle of part of the last century.
Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, France, 1949
Interior of Picasso's workshop at Notre-Dame-de-Vie, Mougins, France, 1967
Picasso's workbench with notes, Mougins, France,
Pablo Picasso "draws with light," 1949
Françoise Gilot, Picasso's lover for 10 years, with their young son, Claude. She holds drawings of the boy by Picasso.