Picasso & Rivera: Conversations Across Time - the exhibition catalogue from LACMA available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Picasso & Rivera: Conversations Across Time

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'a fascinating expert examination of the careers, art, and connections between two of the most towering figures in 20th-century art' - New York Journal of Books

A generously illustrated exhibition catalogue, accompanying a show at LACMA, examining the artistic development of Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera

The book tells an intriguing story of ambition, competition, and how the ancient world inspired their most important work. It features nearly 150 paintings, sculptures, and prints by both artists, along with objects from their native ancient Mediterranean and Pre-Columbian worlds.

The book contains many insightful essays including, “Picasso and the Simultaneity of Time” by Michael Govan, of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; “Diego Rivera and Coatlicue: Toward a Mestizo History of American Modernity” by Diana Magaloni; and “Torn Bodies for Pleasure: Classicism and Monstrosity in Picasso’s Illustrations of Ovid’s Metamorphoses,” among many others.

The book is superbly printed and written with scholarly sophistication, however, the majority of its images are approximately 5 x 4 inches or smaller which makes can make it difficult to appreciate the detail of etchings and paintings. 

  • Author: Michael Govan, Director of Dia Foundation
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Date published: December 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791355559
  • Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 25.7 cm

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