Picasso's Masterpieces The Musee Picasso Paris Collection
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The Musée Picasso Paris, housed in the magnificent Hôtel Salé since 1985, includes more than 5,000 pieces, constituting the finest public collection of the artist’s works ever assembled. This definitive reference, which features an extensive album showcasing more than 450 of Picasso’s masterpieces, is arranged chronologically and by theme. It traces every stage in the development of his oeuvre, from the Blue Period to his late portrait The Young Painter (1972). The museum’s authoritative team provides in-depth essays that examine Picasso’s paintings, as well as his proficiency in all artistic forms—from sculpture or ceramics to photography, drawing, and engraving. His personal art collection and ephemera from his private archives provide insight into the great twentieth-century artist himself, and the comprehensive tome is completed with a detailed chronology.
The greatest works by prolific artist Picasso are reproduced in this massive cloth-bound volume that features a handsome slipcase, ribbon page marker, and is printed on three types of paper to present the diverse artworks to their best advantage.
* > Anne Baldassari, editorial director of this work, joined the Musée Picasso Paris as curator in 1992, and served as its director from 2005–10 and its president from 2010–14. From her arrival, she instigated a policy of research, exhibition, and publication dedicated to Picasso’s works that received international acclaim.
She has curated numerous Exhibitions and published a vast body of work on Picasso, including Picasso and Photography (1997), Bacon–Picasso (2005), The Surrealist Picasso (2005), Picasso: Life with Dora Maar, Love and War 1939–1945 (2006), andCubist Picasso (2007), all published by Flammarion, and contributed to Matisse–Picasso(The Museum of Modern Art, 2002).
While the museum was closed for renovation, she organized the itinerant exhibitionPicasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, a major retrospective of Picasso’s oeuvre that was adapted for each of the host countries. The exhibition was held in a number of prestigious art establishments around the world—from Europe to China or Russia to North America—including the Seattle Art Museum (2010–11), the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (2011), the de Young Museum, San Francisco (2011), and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2012).
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