March 21st 2010

Picasso: Themes and Variations – coming to the MoMA

With over one hundred works, the upcoming exhibit Picasso: Themes and Variations explores the great art master’s creative process through printmaking. Starting in the early years of the twentieth century forward, Pablo Picasso’s lesser known works are featured at the Museum of Modern Art starting next week.

The collection traces his development of circus performers in his Blue and Rose periods and moves forward to Cubism.

It follows his culmination of experimentation, including etching, lithography, and linoleum cut. Each technique displays his inspiration at different levels, as he explores specific themes of imagery and innovation. The show includes the famous Bull series, which delivers viewers  a step-by-step progression moving from realism to abstraction.

The upcoming exhibit at the New York Museum of Modern Art will launch in conjunction with a major online project that features its collection of over one thousand etchings, lithographs, and linoleum cuts by Picasso… So if you can’t make it down to the MoMA, you an check out the digital images of these prints – some of which are accompanied by interpretive texts.

Picasso: Themes and Variations

Running March 28th –September 6th, 2010

At the New York Museum of Modern Art
The Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries
second floor

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Andrew loves art and design, and pursues his studies in his final year at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He loves seeking out new artists and giving them their dues, and in his spare time, focuses on his own abstract sculpture.