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)|