Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Life and Times of Picasso: A KCLS Presentation

Pablo Picasso On October 8th, the Seattle Art Museum opened a major exhibit, Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, which includes works from every phase of Picasso’s life. The exhibition features more than 150 extraordinary paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs.

Join art historian Susan Olds at for a slide presentation on Picasso’s life and art at the following KCLS libraries:

  Oct 27 Mercer Island Library
7:00-8:45  (more info)
  Nov 10 Sammamish Library
7:00-9:00  (more info)

Beginning with the artist’s early years in Paris, the lecture covers Picasso’s Blue Period, Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler - 1910Rose Period, and Classical Period; the development of Analytical and Synthetic Cubism; Picasso’s 1930s experimentation with Surrealism, his playful ceramics and bronzes of the 1950s, and the artist’s passionate, life-long pursuit of abstraction.

To the right is Piscasso's portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, which was painted in 1910.

Portrait of Stravinsky - 1920 To the left is a portrait of the Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky, which was drawn in 1920.

The SAM exhibit runs through January 17, 2011. For more info, see To preview works in this exhibit, see The Art. To view the SAM exhibit trailer, click Watch the Trailer.


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