Picasso. Magic Paintings

Exhibition album

  • Edited by Émilie Bouvard, Marilyn McCully, Michael Raeburn
  • Binding Paperback
  • Size 26 x 26 cm
  • Pages 64
  • Illustrations 55
  • Language French, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836643912
  • Price € 12,00  € 10,20
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Abstract

Between the summer of 1926 and early 1930, Pablo Picasso created a group of some one hundred and fifty paintings, which marked a radical change in his work. This was recognised by the editor and critic Christian Zervos in 1938 as a new Picasso period of “Magic Paintings”. These works, mainly heads and figures, are based on extreme formalisation and the use of a system of signs, creating an impression of constant metamorphosis.
The powerful effect of these works led to the idea of Picasso as an artist-magician, who could invent new forms that would affect the thinking of the spectator, today as much as at the time they were painted.

Paris, Musée Picasso, octobre 2019 - février 2020