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Picasso Challenging the Past

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From his earliest years Pablo Picasso was a passionate student of the European painting tradition. His memory for images was voracious, and he amassed an art collection of his own. This book showcases the technical dexterity, independence and vitality of Picasso's creative processes.
Picasso Challenging the Past
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This thought-provoking book presents a lively introduction to the 20th century's most important artist, Pablo Picasso. Picasso was a passionate student of the European painting tradition, and his memory for images was voracious. Naturally drawn to Spanish masters Velazquez and Goya, he also engaged with such figures as Rembrandt, Delacroix, Ingres, Manet, and Cezanne. Picasso repeatedly pitted himself against these masters, taking up their signature themes, techniques, and artistic concerns in audacious paintings of his own. Sometimes his "quotations" were direct, other times highly allusive. Always, Picasso made the implicit case that it was he in the 20th century who most forcefully reinvigorated the European tradition. This book showcases his extraordinary work, where we witness the daring transformation of the art of the past into, in Picasso's own words, "something else entirely."
Elizabeth Cowling is professor emeritus of History of Art at Edinburgh University. Neil Cox is professor of art and theory at the University of Essex. Simonetta Fraquelli is an independent art historian. Susan Grace Galassi is curator at the Frick Collection, New York. Christopher Riopelle is Curator and Anne Robbins is Assistant Curator of Post-1800 Paintings at the National Gallery, London.
Author
Elizabeth Cowling
ISBN-10
1857094514
ISBN-13
9781857094510
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Pages
176
Publisher
National Gallery Company Ltd
Imprint
National Gallery Company Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
759.6
Illustrations
150 colour illustrations
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-12-05
Short Title
PICASSO
Language
English
Series
National Gallery London
Replaces
9781857094527
Subtitle
Challenging the Past
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