Saturday, February 27, 2010
Between February 24 and April 25, 2010, a comprehensive exhibition about an important period of Pablo Picasso's life and Western Art will be hosted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The exhibition named "Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris" comprehends the artistic period between 1905 and 1945, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and printings from the museum's collection of Picasso, as well as works loaned by private american collections, totalizing two hundred and fourteen objects.
One of the highlights is the painting "Three Musicians" from 1921, in which the artist appears to depict himself and his poet friends Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob as players in a Cubist concert and is considered to be the result of Picasso's journey exploring the Synthetic Cubism.
Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris traces the trajectory of the artist's career from his initial experiments with abstractionism to his pioneering role in the development of Cubism and his relation with Surrealism and other art movements.
The significant role that the city of Paris played during the first half of the twentieth century is evidenced through the exhibition of works by expatriate artists like Jacques Lipchitz, Man Ray, Marc Chagall and Patrick Henry Bruce, who collectively formed the avant-garde group that would become known as the School of Paris.
Posted by Jose Carrilho at 9:53 PM