Picasso and Portraiture Representation And Transformation


Author: William Stanley Rubin (Editor), Anne Baldassari (Editor), Grand Palais (Corporate), Pierre Daix, Brigitte Leal, Pablo Picasso, Michael C. Fitzgerald, Marilyn Mccully, Robert Rosenblum, Helene Seckel, Kirk Varnedoe, William [Hrsg.]: Rubin, Anna Baldassari, Willma Rubin Editior
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art New York / Thames & Hudson
Year: 1996
ISBN: 0 87070 143 6

Clothbound with dust jacket, 496 pages, English, 1st Edition)
Condition: very good
The first 100 years of modern art witnessed the popularization of photography, the decline of traditional patronage, and an increasing emphasis on abstraction in painting, all of which threatened the survival of portraiture as a genre. It continued to flourish because modern painters - Picasso foremost amongst them - sought and found meaningful new ways to portray the human face. This book focuses on this part of the artist's oevre, reproducing works in oil, gouache, pastel, charcoal and other media to illustrate the solutions Picasso invented to solve the problem of the modernist portrait. Published to accompany an exhibition to be shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1996, the book contains eight essays examining different periods and aspects of Picasso's career. The personal relationships between Picasso and his subjects are clarified. Contributions come from Anne Baldassari, Pierre Daix, Michael Fitzgerald, Brigitte Leal, Marilyn McCully, Robert Rosenblum, William Rubin, Helene Seckel and Kirk Varnedoe.

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