The Self-Portrait indicates the beginning of Picasso’s new stage, bringing to the forefront his newly acquired knowledge of Iberian sculpture art. Iberian elements are reflected in the big eyes and sharp triangle of the nose. The painting abandons volume and becomes more sculptural. This relatively small canvas reveals similar tendencies of the artist’s rendering as found in The Young Ladies of Avignon from the same period. Vincent Kramář bought the Self-Portrait in Paris for his collection as early as 1911.