Picasso Harlequin 1917-1937

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A harlequin can be anything you wish, a chameleon who constantly changes its look and is never where we expect to find it. Picasso, who could contemporaneously adopt the styles of cubism, neoclassicism, surrealism, and expressionism and had many things in common with this legendary theater character. The book accompanies an exhibition in Rome of about two hundred artworks gathered from such prestigious museums and foundations as the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Picasso in Paris, ...
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Overview

A harlequin can be anything you wish, a chameleon who constantly changes its look and is never where we expect to find it. Picasso, who could contemporaneously adopt the styles of cubism, neoclassicism, surrealism, and expressionism and had many things in common with this legendary theater character. The book accompanies an exhibition in Rome of about two hundred artworks gathered from such prestigious museums and foundations as the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Picasso in Paris, the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Menil Colletion in Houston, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Philadelpia Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa.
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A groundbreaking study of Pablo Picasso, the book documents all of Picasso’s major works from 1917 to 1937, including La Suite Voillard from the National Gallery of Canada.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788861309906
  • Publisher: Skira
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Yve-Alain Bois is professor of art history at the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Dawn Ades
is professor of art history at the University of Essex.
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