Picasso : Challenging the Past
This richly lavishly illustrated catalogue of a popular exhibition at the National Gallery provides an excellent, accessible introduction to the twentieth-century's most important artist.
From his earliest years Pablo Picasso was a passionate student of the European painting tradition. Picasso: Challenging the Past shows how Picasso repeatedly returned to the great subjects of the European painting tradition, analysing them as his personal style developed in myriad directions. Sections within the book consider self portraits, the Spanish tradition of male portraiture, the female nude, still life, and the seated female figure. Throughout, expert contributors examine the influence of many artists on these works by Picasso, juxtaposing works by a wide variety of artists from Velazquez and Goya through to Cezanne and Matisse.
- Author: Elizabeth Cowling and Neil Cox
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Date published: December 2009
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0714126838
- Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 22.0 cm