Friday, May 11, 2012

Picasso's Picassos

The Bathers
The AGO exhibition features works from Picasso's own private collection, now in the holdings of the Musee National Picasso in Paris.

Works from the blue period, rose period, experimentation in African, cubism, classism.

I loved so much of the sculpture.  Quirky forms, motion in stillness, simplicity.

I was astounded at the array of styles.  He was always changing, trying something new, evolving.  His sculpture borrowed from painting; and his painting from sculpture.  Even within his own 'periods' he experimented out of bounds.

Ceaselessly prolific, he devoured influences and created innovation after innovation, inventing new styles that forever changed the course of modern art. He was a genius and knew it... 
- AGO Exhibition  Guide

Here are some of my favourite paintings from the exhibition.

Bacchanal, Fauns and Goat

Bullfight, Death of Toreador

Man with straw hat and ice cream cone (self-portrait)

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