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Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture. A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue, 1885 1973: Analytic Cubism, 1909-1912 by The Picasso Project

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Publisher : Alan Wofsy Fine Arts
Binding : Hardcover
Pages : 400
Publication Date : 8/1/2015
Condition : BRAND NEW
This is the 27th volume in the Picasso Project series, which began publication in 1995. It covers the seminal first Cubist period 1909-1912, and is the most comprehensive catalogue yet published. Together with Georges Braque, Picasso creates Cubism - beginning in 1909. Picasso is then 27 years old. This was probably the most revolutionary art movement to that point in time - and beyond. The precursor of Cubism was Cézanne who created geometric and planar forms to portray the same subjects as the Impressionists. Picasso and Braque took Cézanne to another level what Apollinaire called the fourth dimension. The subjects of Cubism were common objects: pipes, newspapers, bottles, glasses or the human body. The idea was to analyze these objects as molecular structures. Neither the general public the critics or even Picasso s patrons, such as Leo and Gertrude Stein, were fans of this new style. Now, more than 100 years later, Cubism is still considered avant garde. At the end of 1908 and beginning of 1909, Picasso is still rendering figures in the angular depersonalized style of the African Period. Picasso s first landscape with cubist motifs is Landscape with with Bridge and views of the Santa Bàrbara Mountain in Horta de Sant Joan, Spain, where the artist spends the summer in the company of his companion Fernande Olivier. During the following summer in the Catalan port of Cadaqués, the artist does nautical scenes. Back in Paris in the autumn, Picasso paints his famous Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler now at the Art Institute of Chicago and Woman now at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. These works are considered high points of Analytic Cubism. Picasso begins 1911 with a series of cubist portraits and still lifes, that are far removed from naturalism. Among the spring works are the first vertical oval pictures Still Life: Objects on a Side Table and La Pointe de la Cité, Paris). Similar analytic works continue during the summer in Céret in 1911. During the autumn in Céret and Paris, Picasso continues with similar works, often with text, including Glass of Absinthe. Picasso makes his first painting incorporating the expression Ma Jolie , which is his term of endearment for his new love Eva Gouël, formerly the mistress of the Polish artist Louis Marcoussis. During early 1912, Picasso s images generally incorporate text and also have a three dimensional quality. Picasso resides both in Paris and in Céret during the spring of 1912 and begins adding substantially more text to his images, first with his still life called QUI and then in his colorful oval series Our future in Up in the Air, his optimistic view of the future of aviation. Later in the spring, Picasso introduces naturalistic elements in his Still Life with Chair Caning and The Restaurant , which becomes even more pronounced in Bottle of Pernod and Glass. The artist s first papiers collés use newspapers in contradistinction to Braque s use of faux wood wallpaper in his collages. Picasso then uses actual sheet music as the collage element on a series of images of guitars. Picasso will next move onto the second phase of this new art form, Synthetic Cubism.


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