Picasso Paintings on View
The Art Gallery of Ontario
through January 16, 2022
The Art Gallery of Ontario has organized the exhibition “Picasso: Painting the Blue Period.” It focuses on the paintings, works on paper, and sculpture the young Spaniard made between 1901 and 1904, when he fashioned a distinctive style by adapting the artistic lessons he had learned in Paris to the social and political climate of economically struggling Barcelona, where he lived.
The project has grown from a series of technical studies performed on several key paintings, offering new insights on their hidden compositions, motifs, and alterations, plus hitherto unknown information on Picasso’s materials and process.
The accompanying catalogue (Delmonico Books) brings art history and conservation science together in a fascinating, and still too rare, way.
The show will move on to the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., where it will be on view from February 26 through June 12.
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