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Picasso The Line

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The Bull (Le taureau), August 5, 1949 Pablo Picasso

Famous for pioneering Cubism in the early 1900s, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) was one of the most innovative and prolific artists of the 20th century. Picasso was a master across disciplines and one of the most accomplished draftsman in modern art.

This beautiful new study provides an insightful re-evaluation of the role of line in the work of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Picasso pursued drawing assiduously throughout his career, ranging across media such as pen and pencil, charcoal, and papier collé. Published to accompany an exhibition at The Menil Collection, Picasso The Line is the first comprehensive study of Picasso's line drawings and brings together eighty extraordinary drawings spanning the most important phases of Picasso's career.

Contributors discuss the artist's intensive exploration of line in relation to three-dimensional form, both in the context of the European artistic tradition and in analyses of selected works. Drawing emerges as central to the artist's process-a creative process that reveals another facet of Picasso's genius for making art out of the simplest of means. The first in-depth exploration of the artist's line drawings, Picasso The Line conveys how essential these powerful works are within the artist's oeuvre. As Picasso himself stated: 'line drawings are the only ones that cannot be imitated'.

  • Author: Carmen Giménez founder Museo Picasso Malaga, Spain
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Date published: November 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0300223071
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 28.0 cm