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Picasso portraits
Picasso portraits
Cowling, Elizabeth author.
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Publication Information:
London : National Portrait Gallery, [2016]

Physical Description:
255 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
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 (16.03.-25.06.2017).
General 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.
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.

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