Picasso

Picasso

Challenging the Past

Book - 2009
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This thought-provoking book presents a lively introduction to the 20th century's most important artist, Pablo Picasso. Picasso was a passionate student of the European painting tradition, and his memory for images was voracious. Naturally drawn to Spanish masters Vel#65533;zquez and Goya, he also engaged with such figures as Rembrandt, Delacroix, Ingres, Manet, and C#65533;zanne. Picasso repeatedly pitted himself against these masters, taking up their signature themes, techniques, and artistic concerns in audacious paintings of his own. Sometimes his "quotations" were direct, other times highly allusive.
Always, Picasso made the implicit case that it was he in the 20th century who most forcefully reinvigorated the European tradition. This book showcases his extraordinary work, where we witness the daring transformation of the art of the past into, in Picasso's own words, "something else entirely."
Publisher: London : National Gallery Co. ; [New Haven, Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781857094510
1857094514
9781857094527
1857094522
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.

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