Picasso

The Communist Years

Author: Gertje Utley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300082517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 6370

The fact that Picasso joined the French Communist Party in 1944 and remained a loyal member to the end of his long life presents puzzling contradictions. How can the image of him as a protean genius be reconciled with his membership in a repressive political organization that maintained an authoritarian hold on its artistic community and all but obliterated the freedom of the creative mind? How could the creator of Guernica, lauded at that time as the champion of civilian victims of totalitarian aggression, support the policies of the Soviet Union? This stimulating book is the first comprehensive examination of Picasso's political commitment, his motivations to join the French Communist Party, and his contributions as an active member. Gertje R. Utley assesses the impact communism had on the artist's life and explores how Picasso's political beliefs and the doctrines of the Communist Party affected his artistic production. Utley provides the first account in English of the intricate relations between the French Communist Party and its artists in the years immediately following the Liberation. She then examines in detail the role Picasso played within the Communist agenda, his financial and moral support, his active participation at Party events, and his artistic endorsement of the Party's most important ideological positions during the Cold War years. Addressing Picasso's unfailing loyalty in the face of both the Party's untenable political positions and the opposition within the Party to his art, this book offers new insight into aspects of the artist's thought and art that have been little considered before.

A Life Of Picasso Volume III

The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448112532

Category: Art

Page: 608

View: 7812

Drawing on exhaustive research from interviews and unpublished archival material, John Richardson has produced the long-awaited third volume of the definitive biography, full of original, groundbreaking new insights into Picasso's life and work. His lively and incisive analysis of the work meshes seamlessly with the rich and detailed narrative of this complex and sensual life. The Triumphant Years reveals Picasso at the height of his powers, producing not only the costumes and sets for such Diaghilev Ballets Russes productions as Parade and Tricorne but some of his most important sculpture and paintings. These are tumultuous years, Picasso torn between marital respectability with Olga, the Russian ballerina who was his first wife, and the erotic passion of his mistress, Marie-Therese. This extraordinary biography ends with the completion of a dramatic series of drawings of the crucifixion. From then on the horrors of war would replace any private horrors, leading ultimately to Picasso's masterpiece, Guernica.

Picasso

Architecture and Vertigo

Author: Christopher Green,Pablo Picasso

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300104127

Category: Art

Page: 299

View: 2755

The starting point of this exciting new exploration of Picasso is not his life but his work, which is revealed as a series of interventions in the troubled history of early twentieth-century Europe. Christopher Green shows how these interventions are remarkable for the force with which they confront issues that remain vital and important for us today: race, cultural difference, modernity, sexuality and the discontents of civilization. The framework for Green’s exploration is simple, yet enormously rich in its implications: the compulsion found in Picasso’s work simultaneously to build architectures and to release himself from them. Architecture is used by Green to refer not merely to pictorial or sculptural structure, but to the architecture of knowledge and society: the structures of tradition, of racial, social and cultural distinction, of logic and of technology. He not only develops new ways of seeing the oscillation between order and disorder in Picasso’s work, but moves outwards from it to reveal how it confronted and challenged the architectures of orthodoxy.

A Life of Picasso

The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 030749649X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 3341

As he magnificently combines meticulous scholarship with irresistible narrative appeal, Richardson draws on his close friendship with Picasso, his own diaries, the collaboration of Picasso's widow Jacqueline, and unprecedented access to Picasso's studio and papers to arrive at a profound understanding of the artist and his work. 800 photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Farewell to an Idea

Episodes from a History of Modernism

Author: Timothy J. Clark

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300089103

Category: Art

Page: 451

View: 4940

In this book, T. J. Clark rewrites the history of modern art. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, he explains, the project called socialism may have come to an end at roughly the same moment as modernism. Did modernism and socialism depend on each other for their vitality - for their sense of the future and their wish to live in a fully material world? Have they died? Aware of modernism's foibles and blind spots, but passionately attached to the movement's wildness, Clark poses these fundamental questions in 'Farewell to an idea'. Modernism, Clark argues, was an extreme answer to an extreme condition - the one Max Weber summed up as 'the disenchantment of the world'. Clark focuses on instances of maximum stress, when the movement revealed its true nature. The book begins with Jacques-Louis David, painting at the height of the Terror in 1793, then leaps forward to Pissarro a hundred years later, struggling to picture Two Young Peasant Women in a way that agreed with his anarchist politics. Next the author turns in succession to Cézanne's paintings of the Grandes Baigneuses and their coincidence in time (and maybe intention) with Freud’s launching of psychoanalysis; to Picasso's Cubism; and to avant-garde art after the Russian Revolution. Clark concludes with a reading of Jackson Pollock's tragic version of abstraction and suggests a new set of terms to describe avant-garde art - perhaps in its final flowering - in America after 1945. Shifting between broad, speculative history and intense analysis of specific works, Clark not only transfigures our usual understanding of modern art, he also launches a set of proposals about modernity itself.

Picasso

Peace and Freedom

Author: Pablo Picasso

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 3693

This text presents an in-depth examination of Picasso as a politically and socially engaged artist, from the 1940s, when he defiantly remained in Paris during the Nazi occupation, throughout the subsequent Cold War period.

The Power of Art, Revised

Author: Richard L. Lewis,Susan Ingalls Lewis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337671975

Category: Art

Page: 50

View: 2457

Compelling and accessible, THE POWER OF ART features gorgeous images and themes that connect with today's students and an engaging writing style that's praised by instructors and students alike. The revised third edition delivers a brief yet comprehensive survey which demonstrates that art is everywhere and relevant to all students. The text incorporates global material, reflecting cultural intersections and mutual influences--and Art News boxes present real events, connecting art to students' lives. In addition to excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights current trends in artistic mediums and themes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Picasso Linoleum Cuts

The Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Pablo Picasso,William Slattery Lieberman,L. Donald McVinney,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870994042

Category: Linoleum block-printing

Page: 166

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Picasso and Gertrude Stein

Author: Vincent Giroud,Pablo Picasso

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588392104

Category: Art, French

Page: 55

View: 3901

The "Portrait of Gertrude Stein "was the first major work by Pablo Picasso to enter The Metropolitan Museum of Art, bequeathed by Stein herself in 1946. A century after it was painted, this portrait remains one of the most powerful images of early-20th-century modernism. What was to be a lifelong friendship was but a few months old in the spring of 1906, when Picasso began his portrait of Stein. He was 24 years old at the time and she was 32, and both of their careers were at a critical stage. This engaging book recounts the extraordinary circumstances that led to Stein's first posing session and argues that the portrait played a key role not only in Picasso's work as a painter but also in his subject's creative life, as he became, in turn, the subject of several of Stein's literary portraits.

A Life Of Picasso Volume I

1881-1906

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409016579

Category: Art

Page: 560

View: 4572

From 1950 to 1962, John Richardson lived near Picasso in France and was a friend of the artist. With a view to writing a biography, the acclaimed art historian kept a diary of their meetings. After Picasso's death, his widow Jacqueline collaborated in the preparation of this work, giving Richardson access to Picasso's studio and papers. Volume one of this extraordinary biography establishes the complexity of Picasso's Spanish roots; his aversion to his native Malaga and his passion for Barcelona and Catalan "modernisme". Richardson introduces new material on the artist's early training in religious art; re-examines old legends to provide fresh insights into the artistic failures of Picasso's father as an impetus to his sons's triumphs; and includes portraits of Apollinaire, Max Jacob and Gertrude Stein, who made up "The Picasso Gang" in Paris during the "Blue" and "Rose" periods.

Leben mit Picasso

Author: Françoise Gilot,Carlton Lake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257215847

Category:

Page: 317

View: 1010

Artists, Advertising, and the Borders of Art

Author: Michele H. Bogart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226063072

Category: Art

Page: 427

View: 4525

Leyendecker and Georgia O'Keeffe, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Pepsi-Cola, the avant garde and the Famous Artists Schools, Inc.

Res

Anthropology and Aesthetics, 52: Fall 2007

Author: Francesco Pellizzi

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 087365790X

Category: Art

Page: 242

View: 9267

Res is a journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. The journal presents contributions by philosophers, art historians, archaeologists, critics, linguists, architects, artists, among others.

A Life of Picasso: 1907-1917

Author: John Richardson,Marilyn McCully

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780394559186

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 1751

The second volume in a definitive biography of the artistic genius follows the most revolutionary period in Picasso's career, shedding new light on the private life, psychological make-up, and artistic evolution of the century's most famous painter. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

A Life of Picasso Volume II

1907 1917: The Painter of Modern Life

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448112524

Category: Art

Page: 512

View: 9163

John Richardson draws on the same combination of lively writing, critical astuteness, exhaustive research, and personal experience which made a bestseller out of the first volume and vividly recreates the artist's life and work during the crucial decade of 1907-17 - a period during which Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque invented Cubism and to that extent engendered modernism. Richardson has had unique access to untapped sources and unpublished material. By harnessing biography to art history, he has managed to crack the code of cubism more successfully than any of his predecessors. And by bringing a fresh light to bear on the artist's often too sensationalised private life, he has succeeded in coming up with a totally new view of this paradoxical man of his paradoxical work. Never before has Picasso's prodigious technique, his incisive vision and not least his sardonic humour been analysed with such clarity.

The Complete Paintings of Picasso

Blue and Rose Periods

Author: Pablo Picasso,Paolo Lecaldano

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 119

View: 4096

Provides a catalog of Picasso's paintings created between 1901 and 1906, and includes information concerning the background of each work

The Artist, His Model, Her Image, His Gaze

Picasso's Pursuit of the Model

Author: Karen L. Kleinfelder

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226439839

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 7827

Although Pablo Picasso's name is virtually synonymous with modernity, his late graphics repeatedly turn back to the traditional theme of the artist and model. Had the aging artist turned reactionary, or is Picasso's treatment of the theme more subversive than anyone has suspected? In this innovative study, Karen L. Kleinfelder rejects the claim that Picasso's later work was a failure. The failing, she claims, lies more in the way we typically have read the images, treating them merely as reflections of an "old-age" style or of the artist's private life. Focusing on graphics dating from 1954 to 1970, Kleinfelder shows how Picasso plays with the artist-model theme to extend, subvert, and parody both the possibilities and limits of representation. For Kleinfelder, Picasso's graphic work both mystifies and demystifies the creative process, venerates and mocks the effects of aging and the artist's self-image as a living "old master," and acknowledges and denies his own fear of death. Using recent interpretive and literary theory, Kleinfelder probes the three-way relationship between artist, model, and canvas. The dynamics of this relationship provided Picasso with an open-ended textual framework for exploring the dichotomies of man/woman, self/other, and vitality/mortality. What unfolds is the artist's struggle not only with the impossibility of representing the model on canvas, but also with the inevitability of his own death. Kleinfelder explores how Picasso's means of pursuing these issues allows him to defer closure on a long, productive career. By focusing on the graphics rather than the paintings, Kleinfelder contradicts the primacy of the painted "masterpiece"; she steers the reader away from the assumption that the artist must work toward creating a final body of work that signifies the culmination of his search for a coherent identify. Picasso's search, she argues, realizes itself in the creative process. She interprets the late graphics not as a biographical statement but as a tool for investigating the possibilities of representation within the limits of Picasso's medium and his lifetime. Richly illustrated, Kleinfelder's book will open up new approaches to the late work of this complex artist.