Friday, February 26, 2010

Pablo Picasso has taking over the Philadelphia Art Museum. There is an awesome exhibition of his work until April 25, 2010. Can't wait to see it.

Internationally recognized as one of the most innovative and influential artists of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) was at his most ferociously inventive between 1905 and 1945. Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris surveys his work during these crucial decades, when he transformed the history of art through his innate virtuosity and protean creativity. The exhibition follows the trajectory of Picasso’s career from his early experiments with abstraction to his pioneering role in the development of Cubism, as well as his dialogue with Surrealism and other important art movements in the ensuing decades. The exhibition will also explore the important role that the city of Paris played in the history of modern art during the first half of the twentieth century, when artists from around the world followed Picasso’s example and moved to the French capital. It will include works by expatriate artists like Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Patrick Henry Bruce, and Man Ray, who collectively formed a vibrant, international avant-garde group known, for posterity, as the School of Paris.


Susan said...

So refreshing to see original - and beautiful - conceptual art... before the art market became rather silly. Btw the music on your site sounds great.

NotJustAnotherBrickInTheWall said...

Oh, thats great! he is a great inspiration! it's funny how somebody can say (like one of my friends) "I am offended when somebody tell me that i draw like Picasso." But when he was 15 he drew amazing! Like somebody won't ever drew in their lives! No wonder he wanted something different!