Because Gris was so fond of Picasso and his work, it is not surprise that a portrait in Picasso own inventive style was created. Like many portraits, the figures are distorted making them look malformed. The entire painting is made up strictly straight and curved lines that stand out. What makes this painting unique is that the colors are not sold, but rather small brush strokes of blues, whites, greys, and browns are layered on top of each other. The precious of Gris's work can be seen in the background with the perfect lines in the back. Even though the painting seems rather simplistic, the use of colors and lines makes it a much more complex structure.