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Picasso did not name the painting himself, and he never liked its final title. ... the
left, another man, a medical student, whom Picasso represented in other studies
with a self-portrait, entering with a skull, that very Spanish reminder of mortality.
have lacked the power and tension that Picasso brought to it. For Picasso, more
than any other painter of the twentieth century – and certainly more than the
conceptually inclined Braque – predicated his art on physical sensation. He had
It was at about this time that Picasso began to mythologize himself as the
Mediterranean artist, with a series of etchings called the Vollard Suite. One
aspect of this cycle is autobiographical or, at least, self-descriptive: the theme of
the Sculptor ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
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Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review