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Author Cowling, Elizabeth, author.

Title Picasso portraits / Elizabeth Cowling.

Publication Info. London : National Portrait Gallery, [2016]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Picasso,P COW    Available
Description 255 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
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Note Published to accompany the exhibition 'Picasso Portraits' at the National Portrait Gallery, London, from 6 October 2016 to 5 February 2017 and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, from 16 March to 25 June 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-229) and index.
Summary Picasso's portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist's portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory. On display will be portraits from all periods of Picasso's career and in all media, from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. The works on show will range from celebrated masterpieces loaned by international institutions to works in private collections being shown in the United Kingdom for the first time. Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (06.10.2016-02.05.2017) / Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain (26.03.-25.06.2017).
Contents Introduction -- Launching a career, 1895-1900 -- Experiments with form: Paris and Barcelona, 1900-1904 -- Paris: new circles, shifting styles, 1904-1910 -- Photography and the return to classic styles, 1915-1927 -- The many faces of Picasso's portraiture, 1927-1944 -- Picasso's post-war portraiture -- Picasso with the old masters.
Subject Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 -- Portraits -- Exhibitions.
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Added Author Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973, artist.
National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain), host institution.
Museo Picasso, host institution.
ISBN 9781855145429 (hardcover)
1855145421 (hardcover)
9781855147607 (paperback)
1855147602 (paperback)

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